NICHOLAS VREELAND: Leica Gallery, New York

Pyramid, Tibet, 2003
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland
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Khyongla Rinpoche on His Mountain, Dagyab, Tibet, 2003
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland
Debate, Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet, 2003
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

Lama Dance, Tibet, 2003
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

Nicholas Vreeland in Tibet
Riding Towards Wato, Tibet

The Nechung Medium and Dog, Dharamsala, India, 1979
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

Return To The Roof of the World
Photographs by Nicholas Vreeland

April 22 - June 4, 2011 • Leica Gallery • 670 Broadway • NYC

This exhibition of over 35 black and white images, follows the journey of photographer and Buddhist monk, Nicholas Vreeland, as he accompanied his teacher, Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, in 2003 on his return to his birthplace in Dagyab, Eastern Tibet after 50 years. Rinpoche, author of “My Life and Lives,” with Joseph Campbell, fled Tibet in 1959.Vreeland, born in Geneva, Switzerland, a protégé of Henri Cartier – Bresson, son of American ambassador, Frederick Vreeland, and grandson of fashion icon, Diana Vreeland; studied film at NYU, initially working for Irving Penn, before later working for Richard Avedon. He photographed throughout India carrying a Deardorff 5×7, photographing some of Tibet’s most important Buddhist teachers in exile. A select few of these treasured color portraits will hang in the Leica Gallery’s ‘Oskar Barnack Room’....read more on La Lettre de la Photographie

Limited Edition Prints available
16x20: edition of 25
20x24: edition of 20
30x40: edition of 10

Silver gelatin prints by Laurent Girard/Griffin Editions


Łukasz Klimczyk said...

Wow... One upon a time Kepler said that geometry is a creation of God... :)

Susan May Tell said...

Beautiful. The portrait of Khyongla Rato Rinpoche on his mountain is amazing!

Sheri Lynn Behr said...

Looking forward to the show!

Elizabeth_Blog said...

Thank you Jean-Jacques Naudet for including us in your Weekend Agenda along with David Schonauer on Misha Erwitt, Roxanne Lowit, Shunsuke Ohno, Brassai and so many others...

milton said...

Belissimas imagens
abraços do Brazil

The Devoked Classicist said...

I was not familiar with the pyramid in Tibet. Fascinating!

Italo said...


Aline said...

Fantastic Elizabeth!