2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
pedro arietaNew York NY USA
Dahab and Me Dahab is the name of a small town in the South Sinai, Egypt, that I fell in love with. A town that stands between the desert, a few Bedouin villages, and turquoise water, with some of the richest reefs in the world. The marine biologist Jacques Cousteau helped make the region famous while exploring it in the mid 50s. The village developed into a small town, famous for the dive and for its laid back atmosphere and has remained a place to relax for travelers on the famous route from Cairo to Istanbul. During the past eight years I visited Dahab and developed a strong bond with the land and the people. The 8x10 camera I use, which makes ta photo session become a ceremony, a performance and a homage all at the same time.