Dream of AlUla

Dream of AlUla

by Bensimon

Captured through the lens of acclaimed photographer Gilles Bensimon, “A Dream of AlUla” is an expedition through time and the senses. Filled with 215 pages of original photography, the book reveals the poetic aspects and magnificence of age-old desert landscapes and highlights the people who lived there from history and today. Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, where exceptionally preserved tombs of the Nabataean age show elaborate facades cut out of sandstone outcrops, it’s a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

Gilles Bensimon

Photographer

Gilles Bensimon is an acclaimed photographer renowned for his work in fashion and haute couture. The former International Creative Director for Elle magazine has worked with celebrities and models, including Madonna, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. In “A Dream of AlUla,” his muse is the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural significance of this northwestern Arabian destination.

Bensimon on his experience photographing AlUla:

“I will not begin to describe, or even attempt to tell the story of my journey in AlUla. I can only hope that my photographs might open the door to a new dream in your mind: the dream of meeting AlUla.”

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