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Saudi ArabiaMohammed Babelli

Saudi Arabia is a nation of contrasts: modern cities and tribal villages, breathtaking seas and unforgiving deserts, rich cultural history and high-tech leader. In this pictorial journal, Saudi photographer Mohammed Babelli shows us the many faces of a fascinating country.
Babelli describes his inspiration as being "the extraordinary panorama of Saudi Arabia…each little fishing village, each oasis community, each mountain village has created its own beauty – in its buildings, is people, its art, and its culture. This is the Saudi Arabia that I want to share with you as we journey through the Kingdom, from shore to shore, from valley to mountaintop, from dawn to dusk."
This is a journey worth taking, as Babelli's photographs guide us gently away from media stereotypes to illustrate the surprisingly accessible realities of a proud people.