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The Story of Mohamed Amin - Front-line Cameraman

  • ISBN10: 1869828038
  • ISBN13: 9781869828035
  • Autor: Brian Tetley
  • Verlag: Moonstone Books
  • Zustand: Gut
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Art: Gebunden
  • Anzahl Seiten: 303
  • Jahrgang: 1988

  • Zustandsbeschreibung: Cover slighly touched, Edges slightly pushed, contains dedication from pre-owner, Pages slightly browned due to age
SFr. 10.00


Mohamed Amin is the most honoured photojournalist in media history. For twenty-five years millions of television viewers and newspaper readers around the world have learned about what's happening in Africa and other trouble spots from his film images.

His coverage of the Ehtiopian famine aroused the consciene of the world, inspiring one of the greatest acts of giving ever known.

When Vice-President George Bush signed a US Government Bill giving Africa an extra one billion dollars in aid he said it was all due to Mohamed Amin's bravery and brilliance as a cameraman.

The Parker ball-point with which he signed the bill has taken its place among the epaulettes worn by Dictator Idi Amin, gifts from presidents and princes and other souvenirs of the Kenya-born cameraman, author and publisher.

Yet none of the stories Mohamed Amin has covered equal his own - twenty-five action-filled years in the thick of bloody wars and coups and natural disasters like floods and famines.

Dodging bullets and angry mobs, surviving crash landings in battered vintage planes,  flying faster than sound in an F-16 jet fighter, filming volcanic eruptions, riding swirling rapids, leading expeditions through wilderness lands and hostile tribes, climbing ice-clad peaks or braving burning deserts, Mohamed Amin has led a charmed life.