The Living Sea. Underwater Photography by Hussain Aga Khan. Videography by Simone Piccoli

Glass fish, lost and found in Marsa Mubarak | © Hussain Aga Khan, Egypt, December, 2020


Both born in 1974, Hussain Aga Khan, photographer and author of books, and Simone Piccoli, director of underwater documentaries, met in November 2014 during a dolphin expedition led by Simone to Sataya, in the Red Sea, where giant groups of dolphins with a long beak and where the strange and peaceful dugong can be seen grazing. The Living Sea is a fascinating journey into the depths of the sea between the Island of Tonga, Mexico and Egypt through the large-format prints by Hussain Aga Khan, accompanied by the author's comments, in dialogue with the award-winning films by Simone Piccoli, shot during the next expeditions of the two friends. Stages of a surprising adventure to discover Vava'u, one of the two main islands of Tonga, in whose deep waters, every summer, whales go to give birth and the Revillagigedo Islands, off the coast of Mexico, where megafaunas such as the oceanic manta rays, hammerhead sharks and gigantic whale sharks: the largest fish in the sea that also feed only on plankton.



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