ExcerptsThe artistic work presented here comes from three distinguished photographic collections: the Wilfred Thesiger Collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Charles Butt Collection at the Middle East Centre Archive of St. Antony’s College, both at Oxford University, and the Edward Grazda Collection, at the Institute for American Values and at the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, in Muscat. Creating this book was an ambitious effort that brought together important British, American, and Omani institutions across continents, time zones, and cultures. Three Views of Oman: Society and Religion 1945-2006 celebrates not only the work of these outstanding photographers but also the partnership between the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Middle East Centre, and the Institute for American Values that brought it to fruition.

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