Staff Picks: David Sack's "True Africa" and the Philadelphia Zoo's Rock 'n' Roar Concert Series

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True Africa

Photo by Jared Castaldi. David Sacks (Schiffer Publishing, 192 pages)

Loyal readers may think they already know what this award-winning Main Line Today contributor is capable of. True Africa is likely to be a stunner regardless. Capturing the plight of orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa with a vivid artistic sensibility that lends a surreal beauty to the most brutal realities, Sacks salvages boundless humanity from the chaos. His style appears so effortless that it obscures the intense planning and effort that went into every shot—including the one on the cover, which he executed in the extreme heat while running behind the subject. —Hobart Rowland

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