Houston, TX, August 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Africa -An intimate portrait of a photographers personal experience while on safari.
Meet photographer Carlyle Thompson, and follow him for five days in the African Bush on an incredible personal journey as he canvases the red soil of the continent while capturing stunning pictures and experiencing the lives of its most impoverished people, all through the lens of a camera. "It feels like I'm leaving home to go home to meet and greet relatives and friends from a spiritual dream.”
Ever since he was a teenager, Thompson wanted to visit Africa. In 2006, he got his chance. AFRICA: A Photographic Safari takes its readers on a daily journey through the life experiences and emotional scenes Thompson, as a photographer, was able to live firsthand. Poverty, dilapidated housing, and the spirited emotions of native Africans including the Laikipia Masai and Samburu people are at the forefront of this intimate examination. In a place so rich in mystical beauty, minerals, and wildlife, Africa’s poor present a marked contrast to their environment. Thompson shows the warmth and strength of these people who love life despite having to live without:
“The loose jagged boards that were used to patch up holes in some of the homes pointed to the sky resembled outreached hands that stretched toward the heavens asking for help and relief from their painful living conditions. As we soared to greater heights, the beautiful white clouds did my sorrowful eyes a favor by removing the painful view that I witnessed miles below.”
About the AuthorThompson, 55,
resides in Houston, Texas where he is a lab technician for an engineering company as well as an avid art photographer. He is also deeply involved with his faith life and volunteers extensively at his local church. Thompson is currently planning another trip back to the East Africa this fall where he will visit such places as Kenya, Kigali, Rwanda site of the Hôtel des Mille Collines, the basis for the movie Hotel Rwanda, as well as visiting Gorilla’s in the Mist author, Dian Fossey’s Kurisoke Research Center. AFRICA: A Photographic Safari is Thompson’s first book.
AFRICA: A Photographic Safari is available at: www.iUniverse.com, www.bn.com, and www.amazon.com
ISBN: 0-595-44388-5 / 978-0-595-44388-8 · 6 x 9 · Paperback · 158 pages · $14.95
ISBN: 0-595-88717-1 / 978-0-595-88717-0 · 6 x 9 · Adobe ebook · 158 pages · $6.00
: A Photographic Safari
ISBN: 0-595-69188-9 / 978-0-595-69188-3 · 6 x 9 · Hard Cover · 158 pages · $24.95
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