Monday, 13 December 2010

Living Africa, Steve Bloom



In January of this year I posted this. The photograph that was posted then is speculated to be "the world's widest panoramic photograph" and it was taken by Steve Bloom. I did say then that I'd become a fan of the man. And in keeping with this, here is another magical work of his, Living Africa, a book of 336 pages and 236 photographs published a few years ago.

Above is a short film, detailing some of what is featured in the book, which has been described inter alia as a magnificent work, in which Bloom "combines vivid personal experience with a passionate articulation of the environmental and other challenges faced by Africa in the twenty-first century. Everywhere is apparent his deep affection and affinity for the continent where he grew up, and to which he has felt compelled to return throughout his life."

Mr Bloom was born in South Africa in 1953 and started out by using his camera to document life in that country during the apartheid years. He moved to England in 1977. You might find interesting Bloom's BBC interview about Living Africa.

2 comments:

Mama Shujaa said...

Thanks for the intro to Steve Bloom Anengiyefa. Good stuff!

Anengiyefa said...

You're welcome Mama Shujaa, thanks for dropping in..