Short writings by eight authors (some of them Saharan nomads) punctuate what is really a photo book...
Short writings by eight authors (some of them Saharan nomads) punctuate what is really a photo book with Durou's huge, color, borderless images, many without descriptive text. Texts include meditations, travelogues, and a cultural history; and photographs are clasps of people (especially Tuaregs), long shots of architecture, and panoramas of sand and mountainscapes. Regarding the frequent separations, absences, and reunions of nomadic life, a Tuareg proverb says that we must "move our tents apart to bring our hearts together." And in reference to the desert demand to look far ahead, another Tuareg proverb aphorizes: "One always travels ahead of oneself." While the cover's subtitle reads The Forbidding Sands , the title page reads La Passion du Desert . Oversize 12.5x10