Saturday, 24 January 2009

Alessandra Meniconzi: Hidden China & Artic


I previously posted on this blog on Alessandra Meniconzi's new book Hidden China, which has now been published, and is available at bookstores. The press release reads in part: "This illustrated book explores some of the most remote regions of China and brings to life a world far removed from the great metropolises, a world nearly forgotten, where the people continue to live their traditional lifestyles largely undisturbed."

Alessandra Meniconzi is a Swiss photographer fascinated by the lives and traditions of indigenous people in remote regions of the world. After many years of working in Asia, she traveled in Iceland and became interested in the Arctic. She is the sole photographer for the books Hidden China (2008), Mystic Iceland (2007), and The Silk Road (2004), and she is currently working on the new book about Tibet, Arctic and Himalaya.

Photo © Alessandra Meniconzi-All Rights Reserved

Alessandra tells me she's preparing herself to travel shortly to the Arctic, traveling with an Inuit hunter...quite a departure from her past work in Asia. I am certain her photographs of this icy region will soon be published in an equally wonderful book.