Award-winning photojournalist speaks about modern Buddhist imagery

Join The Washington Post Photo Editors this Thursday, March 29, 2019, at 4 p.m. for their Crossroads seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, which will explore the Buddhist influence on contemporary visual art and photography. Topics…

Award-winning photojournalist speaks about modern Buddhist imagery

Join The Washington Post Photo Editors this Thursday, March 29, 2019, at 4 p.m. for their Crossroads seminar in Bangkok, Thailand, which will explore the Buddhist influence on contemporary visual art and photography. Topics to be discussed include Buddhist iconography, the origins of concepts of “hisra,” and abstracted meditation practices. Topics may include color theory, the impact of modernist abstraction and the influence of photographic processes on Buddhist thinking. After the lecture, participants may have the opportunity to visit the Thai Embassy.

Speakers:

Andrew Bahut is the executive director of UCLA Shoah Foundation

Jeremy Moeller is an advanced photographer who has worked in commercial and fine art photography, on 15 documentaries, and visual narrative. He has won best in show awards from the International Fujimori Institute of Photography, the Ashby Gallery at the Johns Hopkins University, MASS MoCA and photography prizes from the Unitarian Universalist Association. Moeller’s work has been exhibited at many Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, and Thai art museums around the world, and has been included in numerous solo shows.

John Brown is the publisher of VISTA/Photo of the World. He has traveled extensively in the former Soviet Union, Thailand, China, and Afghanistan. He has focused on educational institutions and writers in those countries.

For more information, visit The Washington Post Crossroads website.

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