Collection of photographs at Vat Pak Khan [1968-2007]

The collection holds mostly photographs of the Theravada Buddhist world of Laos and Luang Prabang, taken by monks or Buddhist laypeople from 1968 to 2007. The subject matter includes images of Buddha statues, Buddhist ceremonies, people’s festivals, 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 Onkeo Sitthivong, and some reproductions of architectural drawings. The photographs were collected while the main contributor lived as a Buddhist monk and abbot at Vat Pak Khan, Luang Prabang.

1621 items. Scans and digital photographs.

Original material consists of: silver gelatine DOP prints, chromogenic prints. Some prints may be reproductions of earlier images.

Annotations and inscriptions: Lao, Pali (Tham script), French, Khmer, Thai.