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The Land That Remains is an elegiac exploration of a culture and epic civilization vanishing into a cyclically wounded landscape. Originally commissioned by UNESCO, Federico Busonero made three extensive photographic journeys throughout the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territory in 2008 and 2009. Using a traditional camera and unmistakably, his heart, he created pictures that illustrate culturally important, rarely seen places in the topography of Mashriq – the “places of sunrise” to the east of the Nile – villages and cities with extraordinary heritage, pastoral rolling hills and ancient olive groves, fertile wadi ecologies, sacred desert cemeteries, and vanishing millennial archaeological sites. A critical, yet neutral gaze, sheds light on the impending loss of Palestine’s cultural legacy – images of today’s broken history being occupied forcefully by another’s reality – reflecting visions of hope sacrificed, in the land that remains.
THE LAND THAT REMAINS
79 color photographs
Photographs: Federico Busonero
Photo editors: Anne Sanciaud-Azanza, Federico Busonero
The Solitude of the Gods - Anne Sanciaud-Azanza
The Fourth Landscape – Giovanni Fontana Antonelli
The Land That Remains – Federico Busonero
Book design, editor, pre press: Brooks Walker
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany
Publication date: April 2016
First English edition