Hanoi (VNA) – A photo exhibition entitled “Buddhist ruins and heritage” opened in
Hanoi on July 17, which was organised by the Indian Cultural Centre under the
Indian Embassy in Vietnam.
The exhibition features
70 photos captured by Indian photographer, film maker and art historian Benoy K
It provides an
overall perspective of monuments and art heritage of Buddhism from the earliest
time and also takes the audience
on a visual pilgrimage throughout the life of the Buddha: from his birthplace,
enlightenment, first sermon and final renunciation.
On display are photographs taken in
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan,
Buryatia (Siberia) and Kalmykia (Russia), China, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam,
Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Benoy K Behl has taken over 35,000
photographs of Asian monuments and cultural heritage. He also directed more
than 100 documentaries on art history and his exhibitions have been warmly
received in 28 countries around the world.
He is well-known for his extremely
sensitive photography of Buddhist art which provides a deep insight into the
gentle and compassionate message of the art.
runs until July 28 with free admission at the Indian Cultural Centre at 63 Tran
Hung Dao street, Hanoi.-VNA