|Image from: Richard Kenneth Saker Photographs of Tibet, 1942-1943|
Monday, January 30, 2012
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!
Karma Foley, Human Studies Film Archives