|David Zurick. Éric Valli, foreword|
|Pages/Publication Date:||120 / 2014|
The holy sites of the Himalayas unite faith and geography to produce some of the most sublime places on Earth, and here David Zurick draws from his 35 years of experience as a geographer, photographer, and explorer of the region to document how these divine landscapes are undergoing profound change. Captured in evocative black and white, the nearly 100 photographs here include Zrick's images of the headwaters of the Ganges, high in India's Bhagirathi River Valley; a tiny, timeless lake shrine in Nepal; nine novice monks, some not yet adolescents; a solemn pilgrim in the expanses of Tibet; a monastery picnic, high in the mountains; a headless Buddha still emanating peace in a desolate valley; and the basketball court at a temple in Shangri-La.