The author: Professor Yasser Metwally
The Egyptian geographic magazine 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 here 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, this publication highlights the use of photographs as the predominant medium for the imparting of information. This publication 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. This publication is composed of Voiceless, commentless, musicless, and motionless still images, the whole story is told by still images and still images only. 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.
Figure 1. The CD-ROM version
This publication 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.
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".
You need adobe flash player (which must be installed in your computer) to be able to play the slideshows.
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.
The 280 MB version is the last CD-ROM version to be uploaded (uploaded on 27-3-2014) It contains all the data present in the online version until the day it was uploaded. The online Version will certainly contain more data in the Future. In the Future the CD-ROM version will also be updated hand in hand with the online version, but will not be uploaded. If you are interested, you can get the current CD-ROM version from the author free of charge at any time. If you are living in my country (Egypt) please contact me to get your free copy of the CD-ROM version. If you are living outside Egypt you will have to pay for handling and shipping.
To get the Current CD-ROM version (17-3-2014) you can Click here or use the following link: http://1drv.ms/OY3L7V. Remember that the publication’ size is 280 MB and can be freely distributed free of charge.
Please be informed that you can access the online version from within the downloaded CD-ROM version or by clicking on the following link: http://egm.yassermetwally.com