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Mogadishu. From the sky. Its very vast outlying area of shacks


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Mogadishu. From the sky. Its very vast outlying area of shacks

Mogadishu. From the sky. Its very vast outlying area of shacks Somalia Mogadishu. Date of Photograph:1972

Quilici, Folco
QFA-S-031008-00SM

Media ID 33213038

© Folco Quilici Alinari Archives


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating "Mogadishu. From the sky. Its very vast outlying area of shacks" framed print by renowned Italian photographer Folco Quilici, from the esteemed Alinari archive. This breathtaking aerial view of Mogadishu, the bustling capital city of Somalia, takes you on a journey above its sprawling landscape, revealing the vast expanse of shacks that surround the metropolis. Quilici's masterful composition invites you to explore the intricacies of urban development and the interplay between nature and humanity. Bring this evocative piece of history into your home or office and let it ignite conversations and inspire new perspectives. The high-quality framed print is meticulously crafted to preserve the authenticity and richness of the original photograph, ensuring a stunning addition to your collection.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible picture may be marginally smaller than quoted.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 39.6cm x 35.6cm (15.6" x 14")

Estimated Product Size is 45.7cm x 35.6cm (18" x 14")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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This print titled "Mogadishu. From the sky. Its very vast outlying area of shacks" transports us back to 1972, offering a unique perspective on Somalia's capital city. Taken by renowned photographer Folco Quilici, this aerial shot captures the sprawling outskirts of Mogadishu with its sea of makeshift dwellings. From high above, the viewer is granted an extraordinary vantage point that reveals the sheer expanse of these humble abodes stretching as far as the eye can see. The image showcases a stark contrast between urban development and poverty-stricken living conditions in this rapidly growing city. The shacks depicted in this photograph serve as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by many residents during that era. They stand as testaments to resilience and resourcefulness amidst adversity, highlighting both human ingenuity and societal disparities. Quilici's masterful composition draws attention not only to the vastness but also to the intricate patterns formed by these clustered structures below. The interplay between light and shadow adds depth and texture to an otherwise flat landscape, enhancing our understanding of life within these communities. As we gaze upon this historical snapshot frozen in time, it prompts reflection on how much has changed since then while acknowledging that some struggles persist today. This photograph serves as a powerful visual document capturing a specific moment in Mogadishu's history—a testament to Quilici's ability to capture both beauty and truth through his lens. In preserving such images from Alinari's collection, we are reminded of photography’s role in documenting our shared human experience—shedding light on forgotten stories while inspiring empathy for those who have lived them firsthand.

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