Carlyle Thompson Takes Readers On a Voyage to Africa in New Book
Since he was a teenager growing up in Houston, Carlyle Thompson wanted to visit Africa. In 2006, he got his chance, and in his book, "Africa: A Photographic Safari" (published by iUniverse), which is getting a revived marketing push in 2013, Thompson shares his incredible journey to what he considers to be one of the world's most mysterious continents.
Instead of traveling to Africa as a tourist, Thompson goes as a photographer. He explores the red soil of Africa for five days in the bush, and through the lens of his camera he is exposed to a completely different aspect of visiting a foreign country. From wildlife safaris to coming face-to-face with the Laikipia, Masai and Samburu people, Thompson experiences Africa at its most intimate.
Thompson's pictures and accompanying descriptions create a sobering portrait of Africa's poverty. "In a place so rich in mystical beauty, minerals and wildlife, Africa's poor present a marked contrast to their environment," he explains. Yet Thompson shows the warmth and strength of these people who, as he says, "love life despite having to do without."
By Carlyle Thompson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9780595691883
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9780595443888
E-Book | ISBN 9780595887170
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Born in Houston, Carlyle Thompson loved playing with cameras at an early age. His travels have spurred his interest in photography.