The Bedu people have lived for centuries in the inhospitable deserts of the Middle East, but now their culture and way of life is under threat by modern life. Alan Keohane has spent many years travelling with Bedu tribes in the Middle East and in this compelling photographic record, he pays tribute to the ancient tribal customs that still survive among those who continue their annual journey across the desert plains. Above all, "Bedouin" is a photographic portrait of a people whose life is rich in colour and culture. Its testimony will ensure that the Bedu and their ancient, determined lifestyle are not forgotten.
Alan Keohane spent his childhood in Libya and has since travelled widely in the Middle East and North Africa. He has contributed articles and photographic essays to the major newspapers and magazines throughout Britain and Europe. His photographs have also been exhibited in a number of galleries in London, and at the Edinburgh Festival. He now lives in Marrakech, where he works as a consultant on television documentaries and as a photographer.