9.10.2009

KEVIN BUBRISKI: Pilgrimage

Tamang Girlfriends, Yarsa Village, Nuwakot, Nepal, 1984
(c)
Kevin Bubriski/All rights reserved


Tamang Women, Gatlang Village, Rasuwa, Nepal, 1984
(c)
Kevin Bubriski/All rights reserved


Pilgrimage: Looking at Ground Zero
Photographs by
Kevin Bubriski / Powerhouse Books

KEVIN BUBRISKI, an American documentary photographer, is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Asian Cultural Council. Bubriski's work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Bubriski spent nine years living and photographing in Nepal while also photographing in nearby India, Tibet and Bangladesh. This work can be seen in his books, Portrait of Nepal and Power Places of Kathmandu.

Bubriski's book, Pilgrimage: Looking At Ground Zero
, images shot following 9/11 in the streets surrounding Ground Zero in NYC, was recently reviewed in The Photo Book by Douglas Stockdale here. "In these photos, the World Trade Center is nowhere in evidence, except in the stunned expressions on the faces of the people now confronting the sight of its obliteration."
Power House Books

Kevin Bubriski Website
Fine Art Photography Masters: Bubriski Portfolio

10 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i liked the texture these images seens to have .




Egmont van Dyck
said...

9/11 is a moment many of us will not forget, just like the day JFK was killed, or December 7, 1941. There will be similar moments that will define a generation and possible a nation.

Thank you for sharing Kevin Bubriski's work with us.

Egmont

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

ELIZABETH-
Loved all of your recent features.
I loved the images of the Nepalese villagers.
It is rather Penn-esque approach--and I know how easy it looks, and how hard it is to first of all find 'stylish' and photogenic villagers who will allow themselves to be photographed and have the patience to do it, or the time away from tending the fields or walking their supplied up the mountains.
I applaud those who can make the hard-scrabble life of Afghanis or Nepalis or India ladies look sweet and glamorous and happy and chic...it takes professionalism, a team, superb technique, finding and approaching the subjects (exacting) and then making a beautiful classic image.
Your recent images have been compelling and original.
happy days, http://www.thestylesaloniste.com

Bea said...

Interesting to see how the children and women in the first two photos stand and hold one another. Very powerful in black and white. :)bea

Lyn said...

For months on end it was impossible to look in the direction of the World Trade Center. A pain would dwell in one's heart upon having a glimpse of the empty space..and for weeks on end dust just kept on settling on everything..tomorrow, 8 years. Seems like just a moment ago, doesn't it?

♠ ♠ France said...

Des photos superbes bravo j'adore

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful photos with us. :)
Betty

Sidewalk Universe said...

Nothing like B&W!

The Browns said...

love the top image! great postings as always...hope you're enjoying our "indian summer."

elizabeth avedon said...

To Bea (several posts above): Kevin Bubriski is a master documentary photographer. I chose the two images of the younger and older women holding one another as this post was on 9/11. My choices should not reflect Kevin's wide-range of subject matter. Check out his website.