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Avon Neal

Full Name: Avon Neal
Number of Works: 6
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ISBN: 0262660539, 9780262660532
Keywords: guatemala, photographers, itinerant, ambulantes, los
Pages: 164
Published: 1984

These striking portraits of Indians dressed in richly ornamented clothing and posed in front of brightly painted backdrops record the ongoing folk tradition of itinerant photography. They were taken over a period of several years while the authors traveled with itinerants to village fairs throughout Guatemala.
ISBN: 1850432651, 9781850432654
Keywords: paintings, hajj
Pages: 192
Published: 1999
ISBN: 9774162595, 9789774162596
Keywords: paintings, hajj
Pages: 192
Published: 1995

Since the seventh century, the Hajj, or Great Pilgrimage to Mecca, has been a lifelong goal of devout Muslims throughout the world. Egyptian pilgrims traditionally celebrate their sacred journey by commissioning a local artist to depict their religious odyssey on the walls of their homes. Hajj Paintings is the first visual record of the richness and variety of this naive art form. Photographer Ann Parker and writer Avon Neal spent a decade exploring towns, villages, and isolated farm communities along the Nile, across the Delta, down the Red Sea coast, and into Sinai. On the walls of buildings