The collection holds mostly photographs of the Theravada Buddhist world of Laos and Luang Prabang, taken by monks or Buddhist laypeople from 1926 to 2007. The subject matter includes images of Buddha statues, Buddhist ceremonies, landscape/architecture, monastery/architecture, meetings/conferences, meditation, group portraits of laypeople with and without monks, group and individual portraits of monks, travel material (including pilgrimage), photographs of Phra Chantharin Cinnathammo, and one certificate. The photographs were collected while the main contributor lived as a Buddhist monk and abbot at Vat Phou Khouay, Luang Prabang.
853 items. Scans and digital photography.
Original material consists of: silver gelatine DOP prints, chromogenic prints, laser prints/photocopies, inkjet prints, texts/documents. Some prints may be reproductions of earlier images.
Annotations and inscriptions: Lao, Pali (Tham script), French, Khmer, Thai.