About the Book
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Jan 14, 2008
- Tags Jay Dunn, West Africa, Burkina Faso, photojournalist, photojournalism, photography, photographer, gallery, reportage, documentary, travel, adventure, ethnic, culture, cultural, tradition, religion, prayer, ceremony, ritual, humanitarian, Africa, Niger, Nigerien, Burkinabe, Ghana, Ghanaian, Christianity, Christian, Islam, Muslim
Jay Dunn is a freelance photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in Beijing, China. A veteran after seven years in the region, Mr. Dunn is the author of "Ritual and Romance in Asia," and is represented by the Focus Agency. A winner of multiple awards for photography including the First Prize from National Geographic Traveler, he has worked with a wide range of magazines. Mr. Dunn's focus on humanitarian issues and cultural tradition has led to contributions to the New York Times and reportage for National Public Radio. “In the very humanity of a gesture, what I look for are the emotions we all share, the intimacy of friendship, or the pain of loss, an offering to the hungry, or hands clasped in prayer. To have stopped, when it was much easier to walk away, to have tried to make a difference, to have regarded the ways of others, and found lessons for my own life, these things alone keep open that elusive window, through which I hope a moment of truth may still be seen"