9.21.2009

ALESSANDRA MENICONZI: Sacred Stones

EASTERN TIBET - SICHUAN PROVINCE (click enlarge)
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CHINA - INNER MONGOLIA - GOBI DESERT
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INDIAN HIMALAYA - ZANSKAR VALLEY
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EASTERN TIBET - SICHUAN PROVINCE
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EASTERN TIBET - SICHUAN PROVINCE
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CHINA - GUIZHOU PROVINGE - HMONG MINORITY
(The Long-horn Miao-a small branch living near Zhijin County
)
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"I prefer remote and rugged places, mountainous terrain and desert. I love to find people who can manage to survive in these places, to discover and record their ancient way of life before they are changed by the modern era."

ALESSANDRA MENICONZI is an adventurous Swiss photographer shooting in remote regions of the world. A trip to India at 21 sparked over a decade of exploration of cultures on the ancient trade routes. Her books include Hidden China, Mystic Iceland, The Silk Road, and she is currently working on books about the Tibet, Himalaya, and the Arctic.

Alessandra Meniconzi Gallery

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19 comments:

van Dyck said...

Throughout time the human race has understood that was outlast most everything is stone and so has used stone to create beautiful structures, as well as messages for future generations.

These photographs are a testament to that.

Thank you for sharing.
Egmont

Bea said...

Love rocks, boulders, stones, pebbles, love them, can't get enough of looking at them, for them, putting a little one in my pocket and then setting it on my desk to look at. Beautiful photographs. :)Bea

Lumilyon said...

These are stunning images. Those rocks look as if they have arrived from another world!

Manon Doyle said...

Those pics are breathtaking! Incredibly cool!!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful earth stones, the canvas of all for all time - thank you so much for allowing us on this journey into the rock world and beyond!

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

Bellas imagenes para un buen reportaje de esta zona del mundo tan impresionante.

Un beso

Jose Casielles

http://www.casielles.es

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

Bonitas imagenes,alguna de ellas llenas de curiosidad para nosotros.

Buen trabajo.


Saludos.

Roger Gauthier said...

I love the whole series.Being who I am, I would have loved to know in which conditions the fourth picture was taken. It seems to me that the horse and the woman are slightly deformed. I'm not saying that the picture is not good as it is. Out of sheer curiosity though, I would have loved to know, and Picasa has this trick of stripping a picture of all metadata.

OK, that's the photographer in me. Never bound by any rules though. :-)

Roger G.

Polly said...

stunning photos! the stones are fascinating, I'd love to learn more about them

Elise said...

I just love this post - thankyou so much for your superb photo's

Arasu said...

I like the lighting.It makes this photos dream like. Nice photos.

Caio Fernandes said...

she can create this wonderful and unique atmosthere with the images ...
thank you Elizabeth for to share these works .

JMTinoco said...

Obrigado pela visita ao Foto ratinho. Lindas fotos as suas Parabéns

marcaval said...

Wonderful pictures. Around Guizhou has to be a very interesting region, a place to visit!

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

Amazing photos. The subject matter is extremely interesting. The lighting and colors are dreamy.

trishiekoh said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

HELENA AFONSO said...

Indeed Elizabeth you have one of my favourite blogs for every reason, the photos, the texts, the whole management and structure, I will follow often
HELENA

Jai Joshi said...

Such beautiful images. Thank you for sharing.

Jai

ruthie said...

thank you for sharing, beautiful images with an ethereal quality. superb *ruthie*