Egypt Street Sellers

Part of the Exhibition series from Albumen Gallery Publications, Egypt Street Sellers focusses on the vendors that surround Egypt’s historical and tourist sites. The books is available exclusively through Albumen Gallery in a bespoke, limited edition format.

Photographs: William Stewart
English Text: William Stewart
2018, 60pp, 24 images

Abandoned, Oppède Le Vieux

The villages in France, and more generally in Europe have been in existence for many hundreds of years. In that time they accumulate stories, tales of adventure, of love, of woe, and of those that lie in ruins. In some, a natural cause might obscure a darker history, haunted by the memories of fallen lives amidst the wars of men. William Stewart’s book takes us on a journey through one such abandoned village, Oppède Le Vieux in Provence. Continue reading “Abandoned, Oppède Le Vieux”

Ceci n’est pas un cappuccino

This book takes us on a journey through the world of the coffee with foamed milk. Common misunderstandings are clarified, popular myths are debunked and challenging questions are raised. Indulging in the pleasure of a cappuccino, we don’t sufficiently appreciate what a complex brew it truly is, but help is at hand with this enjoyable A–Z. The light hearted, yet thought provoking, essay of pictures and words touches on the history, geography, economy and even politics that have contributed to our favourite brew. Continue reading “Ceci n’est pas un cappuccino”

A Fortunate Land: The Norse in Greenland

Intrigued by the landscape and the Norse settlement of Greenland, I followed in their footsteps exploring the Eastern Settlement area, the nexus of their presence here. Experiencing that landscape goes hand in hand with discovering traces of their settlements, of a history gone and almost forgotten. The remoteness of Greenland, with its harsh climate and sometimes desolate landscapes, vividly contrasts with the greater significance, centrality and reach of the Vikings in European history. Featuring an essay, “The Norse In Greenland”, from renowned climate scientist, Astrid E.J. Ogilvie. Continue reading “A Fortunate Land: The Norse in Greenland”