Trading Places : The Merchants of Nairobi, Hardback Book

Trading Places : The Merchants of Nairobi Hardback


For this latest project, Steve Bloom has stepped away from the magnificent wildlife and landscape photography with which he made his name to create a unique portrait of the small traders of Nairobi.

This is a place where slick advertising has made few inroads and shopping malls and supermarkets remain a rarity.

As across Africa, that is an opportunity for an outpouring of creativity.

Businessmen and women paint their own hoardings and signs, or call in friends who happen to be handy with a paintbrush.

The results are delightfully quirky - an authentic form of popular street graphics that is endlessly fascinating.

Through his images, a master photographer gives us an unforgettable picture of one of the world's most intriguing communities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 138 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: Photographs: collections
  • ISBN: 9780500543818



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