In an unparalleled journey of several years through Sudan, Enikö Nagy collected everyday moments – in photography and spoken word – from over 45 tribes and ethnic groups across 30,000 km in some of the hardest-to-access regions of the world. The epic journey offers an intimate look into a people and the human experience.
SAND IN MY EYES, Sudanese Moments was published in 2014, introducing the diverse cultures of Sudan and their philosophy of life to the wider world. In recognition of the importance of this work in safeguarding intangible world heritage, UNESCO – in a rare gesture – penned the foreword to the opulent English-Arabic bilingual poetic picture book.
A travelling exhibition created from the hundreds of photographs and traditional narratives in the book is presently on tour through Europe, America and Sudan. The project is a counterpoise to divisiveness and the single story of yet another poor and conflict-ridden African country.