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Photographing Africa

Published Oct. 10, 2005

Two impressive books of photography on East Africa recently were published: Robert Vavra's A Tent With a View: An Intimate African Experience (William Morrow, $65) and Chris Johns' Valley of Life: Africa's Great Rift (Thomasson-Grant, Charlottesville, Va.). Vavra took his cameras to Ololasurai in the remote highlands of southwestern Kenya among the Maasai. Johns traveled from Tanzania to Ethiopia, photographing the people and landscape of the Great Rift Valley. His photograph above is of an Afar girl at Lake Abbe in Djibouti.