A picture is worth a thousand words – Photograph collection of Prince Hussein Aga Khan

Update: March 13, 2009: The source links are no longer active.

Blogger easynash reminded the great collection of photographs by
Prince Hussain Aga Khan, he writes :

These photographs about objects (living and non-living) and events in nature reflect the great tradition of learning about the visible universe, part of the structure of Truth, about which Prince Hussain Aga Khan’s great-grandfather, Mowlana Sultan Mohammed Shah said: “The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats (Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being.”

The collection of Prince Hussein Aga Khan is available at below link :

http://www.mobiusmag.com/fall05/archive/visual/photography/khan/index.html

I took these photographs on various trips: Costa Rica in ’95, Brazil in ’96, Indonesia and Madagascar in ’97, Costa Rica again in ’98, Venezuela and Malaysia in ’99, Panama and Ecuador in 2001. Most of them were taken from the trails during forest walks while others were taken from the water during short cruises. Some photos were possible only because of visits to miniature nature reserves (i.e. rainforest zoos) or ‘captive release’ programs. While it is not possible to communicate the colossal and deleterious extent of deforestation in a few words, I do hope to highlight the beauty, mystery and diversity of our tropical forests and their denizens through the simple lens of a camera.

-Hussain Aga Khan, 2004

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

9 thoughts

  1. Unfortunately the Mobius and Facebook links have disappeared but this piece by amazing Blogger Simerg gives us a nice sampling of the pictures taken by Prince Hussain Aga Khan:

    http://simerg.com/collections-extraordinary-books-extraordinary-objects/sideline-prince-hussain-aga-khans-animal-voyage-embraces-the-living-world/

    For a more comprehensive set of links visit:

    http://gonashgo.blogspot.com/2009/07/494animal-voyage-by-prince-hussain-aga.html

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