a.k.a. مُبَارَك بِن لَنْدَن
Thesiger was a writer, an amazing photographer and an explorer. His most notable works are Arabian Sands (1959) which documented his journey across the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula and, The Marsh Arabs (1964) which documented his time living in the marshes of Iraq.
In the desert I had found a freedom unattainable in civilization; a life unhampered by possessions.
Wilfred Thesiger was a distinguished gentleman
I tasted freedom and a way of life from which there could be no recall.
I haven’t been (yet) but Wilfred Thesiger’s book collection and his photographs are on display at the Pitt Rivers Museum (part of Oxford University 😍). For maps of his journeys in Arabia see here and here for his photographs of Arabia.