Simon Akam

Photography: Egypt

A Bedouin horseman gallops on the beach at Dahab, Egypt. A place of warfare for millenia, the Sinai Peninsula is reinventing itself as a destination for tourists. (Simon Akam)
  
Midan Talaat Harb, the heart of European Cairo, at dawn. In the nineteenth century Khedive Ismail, then ruler of Egypt, constructed a grand new city in immitation of Haussmann's Paris. Today many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair. (Simon Akam)
  
A Bedouin horseman rides through a narrow wadi at dawn above Dahab, Egypt. A place of warfare for millenia, the Sinai Peninsula is reinventing itself as a destination for tourists. (Simon Akam)
     
  
A safari truck stands by as visitors bathe in the hot springs at Bir Wahed, on the edge of the Great Sand Sea near Siwa Oasis, Egypt. In the Second World War Siwa was the headquarters of the Long Range Desert Group, a British Army unit formed to
  
European visitors sit astride a dune while on safari in Egypt's Sinai desert. A place of warfare for millenia, the Sinai Peninsula is reinventing itself as a destination for tourists. (Simon Akam)
  
A Bedouin horseman gallops on the beach at Dahab, Egypt. A place of warfare for millenia, the Sinai Peninsula is reinventing itself as a destination for tourists. (Simon Akam)
     
  
A panorama of the 1973 Arab - Israeli War at an Egyptian military musuem in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. On 6th October 1973 Egyptian forces attacked across the Suez Canal, and fierce fighting took place in the desert. (Simon Akam)
  
A Bedouin horseman gallops past two holidaymakers on the beach at Dahab, Egypt. A place of warfare for millenia, the Sinai Peninsula is reinventing itself as a destination for tourists. (Simon Akam)