THREE VIEWS OF OMAN

Oman is amongst the most stable countries in the Arab world and among the earliest adherents to Ibadi Islam. The sultanate sits on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. From early days of world trade through the port of Muscat, to contemporary engagement with international diplomacy and the West, Oman has evoked beauty and mystery in equal measure. The Three Views of Oman book and travelling exhibition reveals the country in an intimate portrait as seen through the eyes of the West; as captured in images by English explorer Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s, British Army major Charles Butt in the 1970s, and award-winning American documentary photographer Edward Grazda in the first decade of this new century. The exhibition was in Washington before opening in London in May, where it will run for two months.