Thursday, 22 January 2009

Book: Steve Bloom: Living Africa

Photo © Steve Bloom-All Rights Reserved

While Steve Bloom is certainly among the top ranked wildlife photographers in the world, he is also a superb photographer of cultures. Born in South Africa, he moved to England in 1977, where he worked in the graphic arts industry for many years. In the early nineties, during a visit to South Africa, his interest in wildlife photography emerged, and within a short time he had swapped his established career for the life of a wildlife photographer.

Thames & Hudson recently published Steve's book Living Africa, which combines the continent's vibrant tribal cultures and its magnificent landscapes in more than 200 photographs. My favorite photographs are of the Surma and Mursi tribals of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia.

TTP previously featured Steve Bloom's work here.