The Tree in the Desert
First published 2004

  1. About the book

The Tree in the Desert

In 2003, Carsten Jensen and the photographer Tine Harden travelled to Niger in order to assist the ngo CARE. Their job was to describe and photograph one of the poorest countries in the world but instead, the trip flipped their image of Africa upside-down.

Jensen's intense snapshots grab on to the everyday life of the journey, while Tine Harden’s beautiful pictures show us Niger in all of its variety.