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Ms. Sanders first traveled to Egypt in 1974-75, exploring the medium of infrared film, (both color and B&W). Since then her travels to Egypt, have spanned three decades in the company of extraordinary writers, scholars, artists and Egyptologists. Her passion for the ruins of ancient Egypt, is revealed in her new book entitled, "THE ETERNAL LIGHT OF EGYPT", released this March 2008, published by the American University in Cairo Press. http://www.aucpress.com/p-2884-the-eternal-light-of-egypt.aspx THAMES & HUDSON - US/UK co-edition i September 2008. NOW AVAILABLE: http://www.amazon.ca/Eternal-Light-Egypt-Sarite-Sanders/dp/0500543623 http://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/new/fall08/554362.htm For centuries visitors have been awed by ancient Egypt’s monuments, seeing in them testimony to a mysterious past and the remembrance of forces greater and more subtle than the corporeal world they inhabit. With stunning photography complemented by quotations from a range of textual sources, The Eternal Light of Egypt speaks to that testimony with a fresh, exploratory voice. A brooding face carved in stone, monuments of unsparing majesty, clouds spread out against an immutable sky, delicate patterns of palm fronds caught in a shimmering half-light. Like the figurative language of dreams, Sarite Sanders’s haunting black-and-white photographs bring the enigmatic narrative of Egypt’s ancient monuments into sharp relief, forcing us to see pyramids, statues, or the breathtaking architectural sweep of temples once again for the first time, in an austere and unscripted visual poetry. Photographed using infra-red film, the images are often dark and edgy, hinting at an underlying restlessness and the transience of all those who stand in the monuments’ shadow. With over 100 black-and-white photographs, The Eternal Light of Egypt is both a meditation and a rare, lyrical work, inviting the observer to revisit and engage with Egypt’s most enduring legacy to the imagination. It is accompanied by a illuminating forward by Dr. Dorothea Arnold, Lila Acheson Wallace Curator for Egyptian Antiquities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. BOOK REVIEW: http://www.abouttheimage.com/3831/photography_book_review_the_eternal_light_of_egypt_by_sarite_sanders/author11/ EGYPT'S ETERNAL LIGHT 2009 CALENDAR! NOW AVAILABLE: http://www.amazon.com/Egypts-Eternal-Light-2009-Calendar/dp/9774161475 http://www.aucpress.com/pc-3169-2-egypts-eternal-light.aspx