A memorable and compelling photographic record from the Islamic world of today.On September 11, 2001, the photographer Abbas watched the World Trade Center towers fall in New York―live on Siberian TV. It spurred him to begin a journey through the Islamic world that would last seven years. The photographs published here are the final result of that project.
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Magnum Photos is the world's most prestigious photographic agency, formed in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David "Chim" Seymour.
Abbas was born in Iran and lives in Paris. He has been a member of Magnum since 1981.
“A sprawling survey of contemporary Islamic culture.... A book like this is a chance to forge something thoughtful and lasting out of events that flashed by as confusing headlines. The photos here are presented with care and avoid the clichés of news coverage.”
- Photo District News
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