the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon
(Photographs of the people and their daily life are accomp...)
Photographs of the people and their daily life are accompanied by information on Ethiopian history and culture.
(In addition to capturing brilliantly the overwhelming bea...)
In addition to capturing brilliantly the overwhelming beauty of Tibet, Kazuyoshi Nomachi reveals in his photography a rare intimacy with the country that comes from many visits spent living among its people. Through Nomachi's eyes we witness the beauty of a land and its people whose gentle spirituality is threatened by the onslaught of a different set of values from the outside world. Complementing the photographs is authoritative and informative text edited by Robert Thurman.
(The splendors of the Egyptian Nile - from Aswan and Luxor...)
The splendors of the Egyptian Nile - from Aswan and Luxor to Cairo and Alexandria - are among the most photographed, and thus familiar, sights in the world. Yet in this extraordinary book, a Nomachi classic, that imagery is entirely transcended. The photographer followed the Nile on to its upper reaches, along its two great tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile, into Sudan and Ethiopia and beyond, to one of its sources in the Ruwenzori Mountains. Kazuyoshi Nomachi has recorded here his own personal odyssey and his unique vision of these mysterious places.
(Ancient even to the ancients, Egypt was a great nation a ...)
Ancient even to the ancients, Egypt was a great nation a thousand years before the Minoan civilization was established in Crete. It was viewed by the Greeks and Romans of 2,000 years ago with the same awe with which we view ancient Rome and Greece today. A visit to Egypt is like a journey back in time, but the country offers much more than just its history. Made up almost entirely of desert, Egypt owes its past, present and future to a single body of water, the river Nile. This well-researched guide leads the reader on a journey through the ages from the tombs of the Pharoahs to the modern engineering feats of the Suez Canal and the mighty Aswan Dam. An excellent introduction to the most endlessly fascinating civilization in the world.
(Part photo essay and part travel diary, this moving book ...)
Part photo essay and part travel diary, this moving book reflects Kazuyoshi Nomachi's own spiritual quest and his interest in pilgrimages, or, as he calls them, "prayer routes." Here, through dramatic images that distill the essence of our humanity, the acclaimed photographer captures moments of prayer along pilgrimage routes in some of the world's most remote places, from the Sahara to the Andes, including the rarely photographed cities of Mecca and Medina.
(Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented...)
Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented photographic exploration of the holiest cities of Islam and the Hajj or annual pilgrimage during Ramadan when more than a million faithful journey to Mecca's Great Mosque to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an (Koran). This book allows both Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith complete access to the holiest sites of one of the world's major religions, practiced by a quarter of the world's population but often misunderstood in the West. Photographer Ali Kazuyoshi Namachi, a Muslim convert from Japan, garnered the full support of Saudi Arabian authorities - rarely given - to shoot in cities where photography is strictly controlled, and non-Muslims are not allowed. An expansive work of photojournalism, Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant includes 140 full-color, never-before-seen photographs Mystical places and scenes of Islam.
Kazuyoshi Nomachi studied at Kochi Technical High School and started taking photographs then as a teenager. In 1969 He studied photography under Takashi Kijima.
In 1971 Kazuyoshi Nomachi began his career as a freelance advertising photographer and in the next year he made his first trip to the Sahara where he was shocked to see the strong life of the people living under the harsh environment of the area. This made him to switch his career to photojournalism.
Through his long experience at the extreme dryness of the Sahara, he gained an inspiration from the Nile which was fostered as the theme, "The Nile ever lasting water flow that never dry up while running through the dryness of the Sahara". With this theme, from 1980 he started his coverage of the White Nile from the Nile Delta up to its first drip of water at an iceberg in Uganda and up the Blue Nile to its origin at the highlands of Ethiopia. The coverage of the two flows allowed him to capture the images of the strength of the environment and the people of this vast region of Africa.
Since 1988 Kazuyoshi Nomachi turned his attention to Asia. With the occasion of his coverage of the western areas of China, he got attracted with the people living at the extreme altitude of Tibet and the Buddhism. This encounter led to his visit to almost whole area of Tibetan cultural zone and initiated his visit to the origins and the whole area of the sacred Ganges which is also the roots of Hinduism from 2004 to 2008.
From 1995 to 2000 Kazuyoshi Nomachi had access to the holiest city of Islam and travels for five years in Saudi Arabia, having the very opportunity to photograph the largest annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. It had been the first to document so deep and wide the miraculous pilgrimage of over 2 million Muslims towards their holy city, Mecca. And from 2002, he visited the Andes highlands, Peru and Bolivia with a theme of the blending of the catholic belief with the Inca civilization. His visit to this area still continue since then.
(Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented...)2017
(In addition to capturing brilliantly the overwhelming bea...)1997
(Part photo essay and part travel diary, this moving book ...)2005
(The splendors of the Egyptian Nile - from Aswan and Luxor...)1998
(Ancient even to the ancients, Egypt was a great nation a ...)2000
(Photographs of the people and their daily life are accomp...)1988