Cloth over board
144 pages; 50 Color Photographs
10 x 9 inches
$50 US; $72.50 CAN
Photographs by Peter Bogaczewicz
Foreword by Edward Burtynsky
Essays by Karen Elliott House and Rodrigo Orrantia
Kingdom of Sand and Cement explores the challenge of progress Saudi Arabia is faced with as it rapidly transforms from a conservative and tribal desert culture to an influential world power. In less than a century Saudi Arabians went from living in mud buildings to commencing work on the world's tallest skyscraper. Examining this legacy through large-format color photographs the artist identifies the country's grand aspirations as clearly as its grand failures.
Peter Bogaczewicz is a photographer and architect based in Toronto and currently residing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Karen Elliott House is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of “On Saudi Arabia.” She resides in Princeton, NJ.
Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and curator living in London, England.
Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers. He resides in Toronto, Canada.