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Egypt Unexpected 1001 Days in Photographs

250 LE

 
Short Description:
Authors : Silvia Dogliani
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
  • Pages: 250
  • Hard Cover: True
  • ISBN: 9789774248573
  • Publishing Date: 2004


This book of extraordinary photographs of the ‘other side’ of Egypt is the result of the more than three years that Italian photojournalist Silvia Dogliani has spent in the country, traveling, meeting people, and looking out for the unexpected. Through her pictures, she presents a remarkable—and different—portrait of Egypt, avoiding the well-known history and the popular views, focusing instead on life as it is lived by its people. Three main oppositions are the focus of this book: Noise—the infinite variety of sounds that are life’s constant background—and Silence—secretly hidden and always desired; Spirit—a fascinating labyrinth of beliefs—and Movement—the action of lively faces and places; Past—the magnificent memories touched by nostalgia—and Future—the fervent wish for improvement. Complementing the 150 color pictures are informal interviews, conducted by the photojournalist and her co-writer Theresa Everline, with Egyptians and non-Egyptians from all walks of life—both the famous and the not so famous—whose words give a further feeling of the real Egypt, an insight beyond the pyramids, temples, and tombs. Silvia Dogliani was born near Venice, Italy, and earned degrees in photography from Istituto Europeo Design of Milan and in political science from the University of Milan. Her photography and journalism work has taken her all over the world, and her photographs have appeared in numerous magazines in several countries, including Egypt. Theresa Everline is the editor of the general-interest magazine Egypt Today, the country’s oldest English-language magazine