About the Book
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Remains of the two-thousand-year old Roman villas (Carthage), temples and amphitheatres (Dougga) and the third largest colosseum built by the Romans (El-Jem); a substantial piece of the Sahara and oases lush with date palms, vegetable gardens and pomegranate trees (Tozeur, Douz, Gabes); surreal terrain fit for film shooting for Star Wars (Matmata); fishing villages (Mahdia, Monastir, Bizerte), and tourist beaches of Jerba Island, known in the legends as the island of lotus-eaters where Ulysses's men decided to settle down; charming hilltop coastal towns on the Mediterranean Sea in the north (Sidi Bou Said); historical Islamic pilgrimage sites (Kairouan); colorful and mysterious medinas and modern and progressive cities (Tunis and Sfax) -- the relatively small nation of Tunisia offers the visitor an impressive variety of history, landscape and culture, all lovingly photographed and presented here by Arvind Garg.
Originally from India, Arvind Garg moved to the United States in 1976. Since 1985 he has lived and worked as a fine art photographer in New York City. India and America remain of special significance to him, but Arvind sees himself a citizen of the world, so he likes to travel and visit and photograph as many places as his means allow him. For many years in the 1980s and 1990s he worked as a freelance photographer for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times which gave him the opportunity to photograph in many countries across the globe. Arvind's images are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, the Historical Society of Wisconsin, as well as in several corporate and private art collections. Arvind is a contributing member of Corbis and Getty Images photo agencies.