People of Ras Al Khaimah is an important book. This photography book documents the stories of the people who shaped Ras Al Khaimah’s great economic, political and social transformation in the second half of the twentieth century. The accounts here show what this transformation meant in human terms. In their own words and accompanied by over 100 stunning photographs, it features more than 50 portraits and oral histories of the Emiratis and immigrants who call the Emirate home. They came together to create a warm and welcoming society in the open spaces in the north of the United Arab Emirates. Anna Zacharias and Jeff Topping spent three years talking to residents, teasing out their personal stories and photographing them at work and play in all their diverse backgrounds.
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People of Ras Al Khaimah
This beautiful book presents a fascinating record of Ras Al Khaimah and its people in their own words and accompanied by stunning photographs. Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates.
ANNA ZACHARIAS moved to Ras Al Khaimah from Canada’s west coast as a child. She worked as a journalist at The National newspaper for more than six years, including three years as a Ras Al Khaimah correspondent from 2008 to 2011. Based in Abu Dhabi from 2011 to 2014, she worked as a senior features writer specialising in pop heritage and wrote The National’s camel blog, A Year at the Camel Races.
JEFF TOPPING is an American photojournalist and travel photographer with more than 25 years experience in more than 20 countries. In the United States, he was a contract photographer for Reuters, the New York Times and Getty Images. He came to the United Arab Emirates in 2008 to join The National as a staff photographer and is now a Dubai-based freelancer. He is represented by Polaris Images.