This edition of Living Africa comes in a beautiful hand-made limited-edition box with a limited edition print. Only 200 boxes have been made, with a choice of one of three prints (signed and editioned on the back), each from an edition of 66. The C-type prints are on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper, the popular choice of museums.
This magnificent photographic survey is a personal tour through the length and breadth of Africa by one of the world's leading photographers. Steve Bloom achieves here a truly breathtaking intimacy not only with the continent's extraordinary animal life and natural environment but also with its diverse peoples.
His remit is staggeringly comprehensive: landscapes from desert to jungle, wildlife from insect to great game, and human life from remote tribal village to teeming metropolis. In a series of essays, Bloom combines vivid personal experience with a passionate articulation of the challenges faced by Africa's people and environment in the 21st 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.
Boxed set: 48.2 x 32.1 x 5.3cm
Book: Harcover, 336 pages, 35.4 x 26.9 x 3.5 cm
Print: 44 x 29 cm
Bloom is a master of photographic craft … [his] combination of emotional energy and intellectual rigour helps to shape some unforgettable images … Bloom has a genius for intimate, candid shots of wildlife
- Digital Camera
This is a salutary reminder of the Africa that exists beyond the bloody headline
- The Observer