Ladakh 1974 to 2008: A Photographic Homage
By: Jaroslav Poncar (author)Hardback
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This book is an opus vivendi for Czech photographer Jaro Poncar. One of the first westerners to enter Ladakh when it opened to visitors in 1974, he quickly came to love the landscape, its remarkable buildings and its warm, proud and deeply religious people. It is a tribute to the man that his countless visits over 34 years and his love and empathy for all that lies around him have enabled him to capture the spirit of both place and people through the stunning panoramic photographs that are both his trademark and his speciality.
Jaroslav Poncar was born in Prague in 1945 and has lived in Koln since 1973 where he was Professor of Imaging Sciences at Fachhochschule Koln (University of Applied Sciences). His photographic projects took him to Africa, Arabia and to Asia, especially to the Himalayas, Tibet, India and Cambodia. In 1976 he was the first to take a panoramic camera to the Western Himalayas - the antique Russian FT-2 - and since that time he has specialised on panoramic photography. He was the first westerner to cross Tibet from West to East. His best known works are his panoramas of Tibet, the mural paintings of Alchi, Ladakh (India), and in Southeast Asia the complete reliefs of Angkor Wat. He has many published books
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