Arab. Bedouin of the Syrian Desert

Story of a Family


The enchanting world of the Syrian Bedouins through the lens of the Japanese photographer Megumi Yoshitake, who has often travelled to Syria in the last seventeen years.

ISBN: 9788857222189 Category:

Megumi Yoshitake


Bedouins, who refer to themselves simply as Arabs (originally, “Arab” was synonymous with “Bedouin”), are nomads who live in the desert, mainly on the Arabian Peninsula, raising sheep, camels and goats. Unencumbered by excessive possessions, and without most amenities, including electricity and running water, they pursue their lives in peace, practicing an ethic of mutual assistance, devotion to family, respect for the elderly and self-discipline. What they may lack in material goods is compensated by their fulfilling and meaningful way of life. The cultures of the Arab world and the desert environment, depicted so vividly in T. E. Lawrence’s accounts of his experiences there, have long captured Megumi Yoshitake’s imagination. But it is the ancient culture of the Bedouins that attracted the photographer’s deepest interest. Over the past seventeen years that interest has become a passion, as she has devoted much of her time to photographing Bedouin families in Syria: this volume tells their stories through pictures.

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Weight 2066 g
Dimensions 28.8 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date
Number of pages 280
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.8 x 30.6 cm
Weight 2066 g


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