Thu, May 20|
Jack Parsons & Joanna Hurley, In the Buddha's Light: The Temples of Luang Prabang
Award-winning photographer Jack Parsons and local publisher Joanna Hurley join forces to create this stunning journey to Luang Prabang, a World Heritage site in Southeast Asia.
Date, Time & Location
May 20, 2021, 6:00 PM MDT
About the Event
To join us on Zoom, please register here.
To purchase In the Buddha’s Light: The Temples of Luang Prabang, click here.
This engaging memoir, illustrated with 75 color images, takes the reader on a journey into the heart of one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful and enchanting small cities. Lush, exotic––and full of contradictions––Luang Prabang sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers in Laos. Formerly the capital of the ancient royal kingdom of Lane Xang, “home of 1000 elephants,” it is now a World Heritage site that hosts nearly half a million visitors a year. It is also home to more than 35 Buddhist temples, and the center of spiritual life in a communist country that is the most-bombed place in history courtesy of the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
About the Photographer
Photographer Jack Parsons has spent almost forty years investigating the light, landscapes and cultures of the American Southwest. In September 2006, New Mexico honored his unique career with the Governor's Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts. For more on Parsons and his work, click here.
About Joanna Hurley
Joanna Hurley has spent her career in book publishing. Currently an agent/producer of art and photography books, she is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more on Joanna and her work, click here.