“Photo Exhibition on ‘Buddhist Sites/Heritage’”
This photographic exhibition (from 17 to 28 July) held by Indian Cultural Center provides a wide perspective of the monuments and art heritage of Buddhism, from earliest times.
It also takes us on a visual pilgrimage through the life of the Buddha: to the places of his birth, enlightenment, first sermon and final renunciation. It presents photographs taken in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Buryatia (Siberia) and Kalmykia in Russia, China, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Indonesia.
The photographer Benoy K Behl is a film-maker and art-historian. He has taken over 35,000 photographs of Asian monuments and art heritage, made a hundred documentaries on art history and his exhibitions have been warmly received in 28 countries around the world. He is known for his extremely sensitive photography of Buddhist art which provides a deep insight into the gentle and compassionate message of the art.