Photographer Chester Higgins was here on February 15 to talk about photographing the ruins of ancient Nubia. He shared a few of his favorite things.
What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?
Amour - the ending
Thebes at War, by Naguib Mahfouz
What are you listening to right now?
Donald Byrd, he just died
What's the last great book you read?
Something from my research library. I jump all over the place. Mostly along the Nile researching archeological and anthropological rare books.
What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect?
"Downtown Abbey," with my wife
Assisting my gardener wife and gardening
What's your favorite comfort food?
Ethiopian, then Chinese
Photographer Chester Higgins talks about new discoveries about ancient Nubia, its remarkable history, architecture, and culture, and legacy. Only a handful of archaeologists have studied Nubia’s history or unearthed the cities, temples, and cemeteries that once dotted the landscape of southern Egypt and northern Sudan. Its remote setting in the midst of an inhospitable desert, with access by river blocked by impassable rapids, has lent it not only an air of mystery, but also isolated it from exploration. Higgins’ photographs appear in the book Ancient Nubia African Kingdom on the Nile.