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BAOBAB – Der Zauberbaum | L’arbre magique | The magic treenew

Pascal Maitre
21 x 28 cm
112 pages 
50 photos
English, German, French  
Hardcover, bound in linen,
Laminated cover photo 
Japan binding
978-3-903101-26-5
June 2017

BAOBAB – Der Zauberbaum | L’arbre magique | The magic tree

"Pascal Maitre‘s beautiful photographs contained in this book illustrate how fascinating these unique and mythical trees are.“ Jacques Rocher, Honorary President of the Yves Rocher Foundation – Institut de France
 
The enormous trunk is fire-resistant, and the leaves are used to make medicine. The fruit called ‘monkey bread’ is edible and rich in vitamin C. The tree is able to store thousands of litres of water. Older trees are often hollow, offering shelter for humans and animals alike. Some of the trees are 1600 years old. BAOBAB is the work of one of the most extraordinary photographers of our times.

 

Authors

Pascal Maitre

started his career as a photo journalist in 1979 at the publishing house Groupe Jeune Afrique.
He works for big-name magazines such as GEO, Paris Match, L’Express, Stern and National Geographic.
His photos have been  shown in exhibitions around the globe, among others four times at the most prestigious
photo festival for reportage Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan. Pascal Maitre has received numerous
awards, among others the Photojournalism National Magazine Award 2010, USA.