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A vanished world

Author: Wilfred Thesiger
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2001.
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"Wilfred Thesiger's superb portraits of tribal peoples have earned him worldwide recognition as a photographer. Using a simple box camera which had belonged to his father, Thesiger began his photographic career during a short hunting trip in Ethiopia in 1930 and used the same camera to photograph hostile Danakil tribesmen when he returned three years later to explore the Awash river. Whilst in the Sudan, and now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thesiger, Wilfred, 1910-2003.
Vanished world.
London : HarperCollins, 2001
(OCoLC)664763350
Named Person: Wilfred Thesiger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilfred Thesiger
ISBN: 0007108370 9780007108374
OCLC Number: 45648612
Description: 189 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Wilfred Thesiger.

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A beautifully produced volume of Wilfred Thesiger's finest portraiture of tribal peoples taken over decades of travel in some of the remotest areas on the planet.  Read more...

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Praise for Desert, Marsh and Mountain: 'His sensual delight in the harsh world of the nomad is apparent in his exquisite photography.' Daily Telegraph Praise for My Kenya Days: 'Magnificent Read more...

 
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