Vajrayāna (Special edition)

$480 HKD
Kan Tai Wong | 264 Pages | Signed
Special edition includes a signed copy of the photobook comes with a custom made bag. The bag design is based on traditional bags which are used to carry Buddhist sutras. They are made under social enterprise TDF by local workers in Hong Kong. Limited edition of 50 copies.

Vajrayāna is Kan Tai Wong’s latest work published after the well-received ’89 Tiananmen. The word Vajrayāna originated from Sanskrit meaning “diamond vehicle,” referring to a form of Tantric Buddhism practice developed in India and its neighboring countries, most notably in Tibet.

Travelled to Tibet for the very first time in 1991 through the dangerous Sichuan-Tibet Highway to experience the unique culture of Tibetans, Kan Tai has since developed an indissoluble bond to the area. His footprints reached the territories of India, Nepal and the Himalayas, as well as the whole Tibetan diaspora.

The many journeys over the past two decades epitomized not only Kan Tai's religious pursuit but also his exploration of spiritual expression in images. Obsessed with silver gelatin black and white photography, sunshine on a plateau, texture and breath of soil, dark skins of Tibetans all come to life through his camera. Vajrayāna witnesses the photographer’s spiritual path and showcases his distinctive view of the world that insights and inspirations will be revealed to readers.
diaspora.

The many journeys over the past two decades epitomized not only Kan Tai's religious pursuit but also his exploration of spiritual expression in images. Obsessed with silver gelatin black and white photography, sunshine on a plateau, texture and breath of soil, dark skins of Tibetans all come to life through his camera. Vajrayāna witnesses the photographer’s spiritual path and showcases his distinctive view of the world that insights and inspirations will be revealed to readers.

About Kan Tai Wong
Kan Tai Wong (黃勤帶)was born in Lantau Island, Hong Kong in 1957. He joined the Hong Kong Press in the late 1970s and started his long career as a photojournalist. He studied photography in the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics. His photographic collections published include ’89 Tiananmen, Beijing Story, Land Reclaim and Hong Kong Walled City 2002 – 2007. Wong now lives in Japan and Hong Kong and works as a freelance photographer.

Vajrayāna︱Photographs by Kan Tai Wong︱ISBN 978-988-13118-1-8︱152 mm x 204 mm︱264 Pages︱172 B&W plates︱Duotone offset printing|Softcover, silk-screened title on black linen spine|Language: Chinese and English|Edition: 50 copies (special edition)|Published by inertia books|Jun 2016

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