Three Views of Oman: Society and Religion 1945 - 2006

Three Views of Oman: Society and Religion 1945 - 2006


Edited by Raina Sacks Blankenhorn, By (photographer) Wilfred Thesiger, By (photographer) Charles Butt, By (photographer) Edward Grazda

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  • Publisher: Broadway Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 117 pages
  • Dimensions: 251mm x 302mm x 15mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1931764298
  • ISBN 13: 9781931764292

Product description

Collected here for the first time is a history of images of Oman, one of the most developed and stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Islam. A sultanate, the country sits along the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has always evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. This art-house quality volume reveals an intimate picture of the country as its contours emerged over the last 80 years in the eyes of the West, as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s and '50s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1960s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this new century.

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"This album illustrates that photography does more than capture moments of physical reality on paper. It is a medium between the contemplator and our widely strange and unknown world. Through the camera eye a window stays open, transferring moments from the past into the future, letting us participate again and again in something that has been, in a sense, lost. "Three Views of Oman" is a wonderful experience." -- Michael R.N. Jansen, Aachen University