Living Buddhism in Retrospect and Prospect

Living Buddhism in Retrospect and Prospect

A Photographic Exhibition at the Old Townhouse

'Living Buddhism' provides photographic insights into the Buddhist religion. The exhibition features works by the renowned photographer Graham Harrison and Ian Astley, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Harrison's photographs of Buddhist Asia were commissioned by the British Museum in the 1980s to accompany 'Buddhism: Art and Faith', a major exhibition of Buddhist artefacts held at the museum in 1985.  He undertook two long journeys around Asia in 1984-5 and 1987, in addition to an earlier journey around Korea in 1983, to produce his photographic record of this major world religion.  The University of Aberdeen's Old Town House exhibition not only displays Harrison's original photographs but also augments and complements them with recent work by Ian Astley, whose research has taken him to Japan, China and Korea since the 1980s. 

The Old Town House is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.

This exhibition has been produced with the support of the University of Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

Image: ‘Koyasan (Japan) at sunrise’. (c) Ian Astley/Kayagraphics.

The Old Town House, Old Aberdeen