The Salt Yard: A New Photobook Launch Event

Kan Tai Wong, a verteran Hong Kong photographer, published a new photobook “Vajrayāna”


photobook “Vajrayāna”

The Salt Yard, an Independent online bookstore, will host a ceremony to mark the launch of a new book Vajrayāna by veteran documentary photographer Kan Tai Wong. This new album is Kan Tai’s latest work published after the well-received ’89 Tiananmen. Members of the public are welcomed to join the event in which Kan Tai will share his creative process of his works and experience of traveling in Tibet for more than 20 years.

Travelled to Tibet for the very first time in 1991 through the dangerous Sichuan-Tibet Highway to experience the unique culture of Tibetans, Kan Tai has since developed an indissoluble bond to the area. His footprints reached the territories of India, Nepal and the Himalayas, as well as the whole Tibetan diaspora.

The many journeys over the past two decades epitomized not only Kan Tai’s religious pursuit but also his exploration of spiritual expression in images. Obsessed with silver gelatin black and white photography, sunshine on a plateau, texture and breath of soil, dark skins of Tibetans all come to life through his camera. Vajrayāna witnesses the photographer’s spiritual path and showcases his distinctive view of the world that insights and inspirations will be revealed to readers.

Vajrayāna
Photographs by Kan Tai Wong
SBN 978-988-13118-1-8
152 mm x 204 mm
264 Pages
172 B&W plates
Duotone offset printing
Language: Chinese and English
Edition: 500 copies
Published by inertia books


Book launch cum artist sharing session
Vajrayāna – a new photobook by photographer Kan Tai Wong

Topic of the Talk: “From Tiananmen Square to the Himalayas”
Date: 10 June 2016 (Friday)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Speaker: Kan Tai Wong
Venue: room #7, 3/F, Comix Home Base, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong admission: Free
*Talk will be conducted in Cantonese.

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