Book Review – African Air

May 4, 2011  By: Gretchen

This stunning book of photography should be on every Africa-lover’s coffee table. National Geographic photographer George Steinmetz captures fourteen different African countries on film in a way few have seen them; from the air. He captures a variety of images – throbbing urban scenes, views of wildlife, rivers carving the land into new shapes – but he seems especially captivated by the desert, which he frames in a majestic way.

Starting with the story of how Steinmetz discovered Africa and fell in love with it, the book will capture the reader’s imagination as well as their visual passion. Vignettes about his adventures are dotted throughout the images, giving them more backdrop and meaning. Most of all, the reader will be granted a new perspective on this beautiful continent. Beware – it may further drive the desire to travel!