is a French woman (born 1990) who spent her childhood in Namibia among
wild animals and tribespeople. Her parents, Alain Degré and Sylvie
Robert, worked as freelance wildlife photographers. During her stay in
Namibia, she befriended wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant
Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, crocodiles, lion cubs, giraffes, and
many more. She also befriended the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of
the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, and
to speak their language.
Photographer Giulia Marchi traces the experience of modern Chinese Muslim women through 22-year-old Ding Lan, one of the many young people studying at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Mostly in their early twenties, Ding Lan, whose Muslim name is Fatimah, and her peers make the journey from their hometowns throughout the provinces Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Henan in hopes of building a deeper understanding of their cultural history outside of China, where they make up the minority population. At the university, students study the Koran and Islamic law while learning to read and write in Arabic.