The project documents the extraordinary environment of the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The centre is home to a residential community of around sixty people, made up of both monastics and lay volunteers. Some of the residents are there working through addictions, others through complex family issues and bereavement. Using photography, audio and a photofilm, it further explores the relationship between the centre and its residents – revealing how the environment is used in aiding their recovery. The project was captured 2010-11.
Here’s the photofilm, ‘Cups’:
I created two compact versions of the project, one to submit for grading, the other for a gallery installation using a tablet computer. Both should work in Safari and Chrome browsers.
Submitted version: http://www.jmhooker.net/kagyu-submitted/index.html
Gallery version: http://www.jmhooker.net/kagyu-gallery/index3.html
I’ll put a gallery of images here soon too.