of China and Tibet. Thomas H. Hahn
is a Cornell professor and an excellent photographer. Themed collections include Chinese modern art, urbanisation and architecture, sacred mountains, religion, and historical photographs.
what is a thangka? Look it up in this Encyclopedia of Buddhism
pdf then take a tour in Darumsala with Werner Herzog [more inside]
The Young Gallery
has an exceptional collection of photographs by both renowned and recently discovered photographers. The feast of visuals includes elegantly haunting images of African wildlife
by Nick Brandt, Night Views
of cities by Floriane de Lassée, salad vegetables
by Viktor Polson, nudes and portraits
by Patrick Demarchelier and images of Tibet, Mongolians and Tibetans
by Richard Gere.
In the 1920s Joseph Rock
, an Austrian-born botanist
went to live in Lijiang, in Yunnan province. During expeditions over the next three decades he photographed shamans
, petty kings
, astounding scenery and flora and fauna across much of southwest China. He also studied the language and culture
of the Nakhi
whose homeleand centred around Lijiang. A contemporary blogger is now posting some then-and-now images
of the places and people Rock recorded.
30,000 photos in the online archive of the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library,
a non-profit initiative
from the University of Virginia, offering a large database of texts, audio, video, images, maps, bibliographies, journals, links and other resources for Himalayan studies.
Spirit of Tibet.
Photographs of Tibetans
both inside Tibet and in exile. [Via Plep.]