This remarkable collection of photographs, captured by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Tor Eigeland in 1967, offers unprecedented insight into the daily life of the Marsh Arabs of Iraq. These photographs illustrate the beauty of this unique environment--the marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers--and show a culture that existed practically unchanged for over 2,000 years. Under Saddam Hussein's rule, vast areas of the marshlands were dammed and drained, causing catastrophic environmental damage and brutally forcing the marshes' inhabitants to abandon their way of life. Now Tor Eigeland's photographic journey stands as a monument, a rare record of a lost world and an ancient civilization.
The Oslo Times