self-published by Josh Adam Jones
Signed. Limited edition of 30 copies.
In the spring of 2018, Josh traveled to Oman to unearth and communicate stories about the expatriate communities of its capital city: Muscat. Driven by the desire to challenge his own perspectives and views which had been tainted by Western media, Josh concentrated on the relationship between local people and outsiders, emphasizing the human aspects of the Middle East.
With over forty-five percent of the population falling into the expatriate category, Muscat plays host to a rich, diverse and colorful culture. The notion of ‘home’ as a recurrent theme quickly became evident, and the word itself contained a multitude of meaning for different people. Regardless of social status, occupation or nationality, there seemed to be an enormity of pride throughout the country’s populace for the place they call home.
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There was a huge amount of hospitality and generosity shown by the people of Oman, and Josh was fortunate enough to work alongside people within The British Embassy, Oman Tourism College and British School Muscat.
This project was partly a response to Western misconceptions of the East, and misrepresentations of Oriental values and beliefs. Having since returned to continue the project, Josh invites people to contribute handwritten accounts of their idea of ‘home’ and their experiences of Oman. The country is peaceful and prosperous; a sanctuary from the conflicts that affect that part of the world.