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Welcome to the magic of the desert!
Alain Sèbe Images has been publishing extensively high-quality
pictures of the Sahara desert since its creation in 1978. Its first
large format picture book, Tagoulmoust, was said to be the forerunner
of travel photography and Saharan imagery as a genre, especially in
France and in Germany. The publishing house was founded by the French
photographer Alain Sèbe as a consequence of the major publishers’
reluctance to invest in such an imposing photographic book about the
desert bearing a title in the Tuareg language. The first attempt proved
to be successful, and Alain Sèbe gained a reputation as a first-rate
photographer of the desert, where he has been travelling for more than
35 years. His son Berny Sèbe is now co-author of the majority
of his works.
Berny Sèbe (b. 1978) has been associated to his father’s activities since he was a baby. He took his first shots aged 8, and soon found himself addicted to his camera. His involvement in the paternal business increased to such an extent that he became closely associated to every project, while still in his early teens. Considering photography part of his heritage, he graduated in History, Geography and Literature in France, Spain and the UK. He recently completed a doctorate in Modern History at the University of Oxford. After a year in the University of Durham (UK) as a temporary Lecturer in African and Imperial History (2007-8), he is now a permanent Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK). More information on his personal page.