Published by Reaktion Books in October 2016, “Photography and Tibet” by Clare Harris is the first historical survey of photography in Tibet and the Himalayas.
From the Reaktion Books website:
Leading Tibetologist Clare Harris combines the results of extensive research in museums and archives with her own fieldwork in Tibetan communities to present material that has never been made public or discussed before. This includes the earliest known photographs taken in Tibet, dating to 1863, the experimental camerawork of senior Tibetan monks – including the 13th Dalai Lama – and the creations of contemporary Tibetan photographers and artists. With every image she examines the complex religious, political and cultural climate in which it was produced. Featuring stunning photographs throughout, Photography and Tibet will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Tibet and its unique entanglement with aesthetics and modernity.
Thank you to Waymarks on Twitter for recommending this book for the Tibet Reading List:
— Waymarks (@waymarksblog) December 13, 2016
Look out for a review of “Photography and Tibet” here on High Peaks Pure Earth in the new year!