The author: Professor Yasser Metwally
The Egyptian geographic magazine (http://egm.yassermetwally.com) is a slideshow-based digital publication that contains too may images and too little words because I always regarded pictures as pieces of information (infographics) that are even more informative than words. Images (infograms) represent a wordless international language that can be understood by any human being without the need for an interpreter and without the need to translate any thing to any language. Photos in this publication act as a medium of information in its own right rather than to enhance a text. Instead of the images acting as a supplement to the text, The Egyptian geographic magazine highlights the use of photographs as the predominant medium for the imparting of information. The Egyptian geographic magazine is about Egypt that will ultimately describe every thing about Egypt in photos rather than words. Images are grouped in flash-dependent slideshows to maximize the interest of the reader on one hand and the ease of use on the other hand.
When i talk about images, i mean sill images, with no verbal or written comments or background music. The whole story is told by still images. Comments and music will direct the viewer to a certain direction and that is not what i mean or want. The limitation here is your imagination. The Egyptian geographic magazine represents what is called photojournalism. Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work is both honest and impartial whilst telling the story in strictly journalistic terms. Photojournalists create pictures that contribute to the news media.
You need adobe flash player (which must be installed in your computer) to be able to play the slideshows. The downloadable version is a limited one and to keep this version as small as possible, it will not contains any more data, it contains only basic information (Click to download...44 MB). The CD-ROM version contains much more slideshows about Egypt than the downloadable one and it is free of charge and will always be. If you are interested to get your CD-ROM version, please contact the author. The CD-ROM version is now available online for download (Click to download the CD-ROM version...100 MB)
The online version probably contains all slideshows present in the CD-ROM version and it is free of charge. However some slideshows that can not be played online are only present in the CD-ROM version.
Both the Online version and the CD-ROM version are ever growing publications that is to say "more and more data and slideshows are added on regular basis". Please contact the author every few month to get the latest CD-ROM version of the publication, it is always free of charge.
Please note that The CD-ROM and the downloadable publications are supplied as is without any warranty whatsoever, either publications are not designed to fit any of your purposes or to meet any of your requirement. The downloadable version can be distributed free of charge without the need for any permissions.