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Face to Faith


Breathtaking photographs from the hub of the world

In 2012, Samuel Zuder (*1965) set out to one of the most fascinating places in the world. According to legend, the yogi Milarepa was the only one to have scaled it in the twelfth century, although thousands of pilgrims circumambulated it: Mount Kailash—also known as the “Jewel of Snow” due to its unusually symmetrical form—in the middle of the rocky desert of Tibet’s Changthang plateau. Venerated by four religious orientations—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jaina, and Bön—the photographer harnessed the magnetism of this site, its promise of happiness and enlightenment, in his images. With a large-format analogue camera, over a period of several weeks he accompanied pilgrims on their approximately fifty-three-kilometer long path around Mount Kailash, which they regard as the origin of the world, for the purpose of capturing its silent grandeur, which is reflected not only in the striking photographs of the landscape, but also in the faces of the people traveling this path.



coming in october:

Samuel Zuder

FACE TO FAITH
MOUNT KAILASH – TIBET

the book
publisher: Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern
printed and produced in Germany
format: 28 x 33 cm
hardcover
192 pages, 5 foldouts
8 detachable transparent pages with image information
88 color photos
printed on: Luxo Art Samt 170 g/m2
bilingual: german/english
edition: 1.500 - 2.000
published in october 2016
prize: about 58,- €

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