RE: Viewing Egypt: Image and Echo Xavier Roy

ISBN: 9789774162954

Published: September 15th 2010

Hardcover

144 pages


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RE: Viewing Egypt: Image and Echo  by  Xavier Roy

RE: Viewing Egypt: Image and Echo by Xavier Roy
September 15th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 144 pages | ISBN: 9789774162954 | 8.25 Mb

In Re: viewing Egypt, Xavier Roys breathtaking photographs of Egypt offer us a haunting vision of a country and its people. They are also a lesson in the art of photography itself, inviting us to experience images as metaphor, to extend our notionsMoreIn Re: viewing Egypt, Xavier Roys breathtaking photographs of Egypt offer us a haunting vision of a country and its people. They are also a lesson in the art of photography itself, inviting us to experience images as metaphor, to extend our notions of reality. Roy draws us into Egypts mystique, its scintillating waters, bucolic vistas, ruins, and places of worship.

We observe the correspondences of shape and texture, perspective and repetition, light and shadow, and the vitality in the mundane and commonplace. A photograph of an acacia tree is juxtaposed with one of birds in flight, their formation and movement echoing the outline and feather-like aspect of the tree. The sea, both formless and metallic, can be an expression of the emotions of the woman who looks at it, or an image of ambivalence and uncertainty, of life and death.

Each photograph is at once an offer of tranquility and a call to interpret. Gamal al-Ghitanis profoundly contemplative introduction is both inspiring and inspired by Roys gallery of one hundred images, compelling us to observe Egypts riches not as passive onlookers, but as engaged, reflective beings.



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