Talk: Stories from the Buddhist Archive of Photography in Luang Prabang by Dr Khamvone Boulyaphonh, Director, Buddhist Archive of Photography

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Talk: Stories from the Buddhist Archive of Photography in Luang Prabang by Dr Khamvone Boulyaphonh, Director, Buddhist Archive of Photography

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29 Jan 2019, Tue 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

The Buddhist Archive of Photography in Luang Prabang, Laos, has gathered over 35,000 photographs either taken or collected by monks since 1890. The photographs have recently been digitised and catalogued, using innovative methodologies attentive to climatic, cultural, and religious circumstances: the Archive is a fascinating instance of 21st-century contemporary practice, as much as it is a unique collection of 19th and 20th-century modern photographs. In this talk, Director of the Buddhist Archive of Photography, Dr Khamvone Boulyaphonh, will offer insight on the background and significance of the Buddhist Archive, share selected highlights from its collection, and detail the organisation’s ongoing activities in Luang Prabang and internationally.

Introduced and moderated by Dr Roger Nelson (Australia/Singapore), art historian and curator specialising in modern and contemporary art in Southeast Asia, and Postdoctoral Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (September 2017–January 2019).

Date

2019-01-29

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In this talk, Director of the Buddhist Archive of Photography, Dr Khamvone Boulyaphonh, will offer insight on the background and significance of the Buddhist Archive, share selected highlights from its collection, and detail the organisation’s ongoing activities in Luang Prabang and internationally.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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Citation

“Talk: Stories from the Buddhist Archive of Photography in Luang Prabang by Dr Khamvone Boulyaphonh, Director, Buddhist Archive of Photography,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2521.