For my very first #BookCrush feature, I chose to talk about a very special one which I recently discovered.
I don’t know about you but I never thought of myself as an ‘abstract/visual person’ and although I can appreciate a beautiful photograph as much as the next person I never experienced the whole ’emotional connection’ to it… that was until I opened Women of the UAE, a photo-book by fashion photographer Charney Magri!
Women of the UAE is a celebration of the inner beauty and contribution of all women, from all walks of life including both Emirati and expatriates.
Women of the UAE is a visual time capsule showcasing how the role of the woman has evolved, voice grown and the achievements accomplished over the past 40 years.
It features beautifully styled & shot images of local influencers, celebrities, cancer survivors etc… have a look at these:
I was very lucky to have been gifted a signed copy of the book and will be sure to treasure it. This has to be one of the most prestigious coffee table books ever!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charney Magri is an award-winning Photographer known for her striking fashion, beauty, advertising and luxurious lifestyle imagery. Hailing from Australia, Charney relocated to the UK in 2001 where she worked alongside many of the biggest & most influencial names in fashion including designing for British Vogue and assisting Nick Knight.
In 2005, Charney began to pursue her own Photographic career, later moving to the Middle East in 2008. Her exceptional work both regionally
and internationally has seen her win 2 gold and 2 bronze awards at the Dubai Lynx 2010 awards and also a nomination for the Colour Masters 4th Annual Awards 2010. Charney’s talent continues and has seen her shoot for big names such as British Vogue, L’Oreal Professional, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Volvo and Mattel.
For more info, check out www.charneymagri.com. The book can be purchased from Kinokuniya, Jashanmal and Magrudy’s for AED295.