Pushing Digital Boundaries

Algerian Nightscapes

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Night photographs of the mountainous southern Algeria region known as Assekrem by photographer Patrick Hamilton.

Assekrem is a mountainous region in the southern Algerian Sahara. It’s approximately 2 hours by car from Tamanrasset, the de facto capital and largest city in southern Algeria. I was part of a three-week trek with seven others plus a team of local Tuaregs. Assekrem represented the crux of the second half of the trip. It’s really hard to describe just how remarkable this mountain range is. It was also the first time we slept under a roof in 21 days. I got up at 4am and snuck out to get these shots. There is a monastery at the top of the mountain upon which the lodge was situated and it was there that I took these pictures. It was pretty flippin’ cold!


Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.

Comments to Algerian Nightscapes

  • This is some cool stuff. Coolest photography i’ve seen on African landscapes

    Mutua Matheka January 24, 2013 11:06 pm Reply
  • Fascinating landscapes, such a great range of night images.

    Tony Prower April 7, 2013 1:26 pm Reply

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