Balochistan- At a Cross Roads
|Author:||Willem Marx and Marc Wattrelot|
|Pages:||140 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)|
|Other Details||9.50x12.00 inches|
The book recounts the adventures of Willem and his friend Mare as they explore the backcountry of Balochistan to conduct some exclusive interviews. The list of people he interviewed contained the name of one of Iran's most wanted terrorists and a ragtag militant organisation, living in the isolated mountain valleys, which was aligned against the mighty Pakistan Army. He traversed broken and almost invisible trucking routes through the desert at night in order to complete the interviews.
The history, topography and people of Balochistan enthralled the author and his friend who managed to shoot breathtakingly emotive scenes, which have gone unseen by most casual visitors to this almost unknown corner of this world. These pictures by Marc offer us an insight into the land's harshness coupled with its scenic beauty and the ceaseless hospitality of its people. Together, the text and photographs take the reader on a memorable journey.
Marc Wattrelot grew up in Paris, France, where he attended the Sorbonne University and Sciences Po Toulouse. There he studied Geography, Political Science and Journalism. His photographic work in Balochistan won the Anthropographia Honorary Mention and has been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, the Forum for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, the Gijon Photojournalism Festival in Spain and in Paris. Marc was based in New Delhi for three years where he worked as a journalist for several French television channels. He is now based in Beirut with his family and works as a documentary filmmaker throughout the Arab world.
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