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Monday, January 30, 2012

Smithsonian Snapshots: Larger than Life

Image from: Richard Kenneth Saker Photographs of Tibet, 1942-1943
This photograph of four beautiful statues of the Buddha was taken in the early 1940's by Richard Kenneth Saker, a British Trade Agent posted to Gyantse, Tibet. To get a sense of the scale of these statues, look for the photographer's lighting assistant in the lower right corner.  We don't have much detailed information about Saker's photographs and film; if you know where this one was taken, let us know in the comments!

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