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Art Perry Photographs of Tibet

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Perry, Art, Mr.
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    30 Gelatin silver prints (b&w, -- cm. x -- cm.)
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    Images taken by Canadian writer and photographer Art Perry to document Tibetans, including those in exile communities in India and Nepal. Mostly depicted are religious figures such as monks and pilgrims in residencse that include Sera Monastery.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Art Perry is best known for his publication The Tibetans: Photographs - the result of five years travel throughout Himalayan Buddhist and nomadic communities. Perry has paralleled this photographing and writing about oppressed world communities with his ongoing religious belief in and valuing of the holiness within outsider culture... culture that goes counter to the mainstream.
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2000.03
  • Creator

    Perry, Art, Mr.
  • Place

  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
    Gelatin silver prints
    Photographic prints
  • Citation

    Art Perry Photographs of Tibet. FSA.A2000.03. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Rights

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
  • Genre/Form

    Photographic prints
  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013