Dharmadeepa Sri Lanka, Island of Balance Stephen Champion Now available at a special price ISBN: 9780956138507 Price: £25.00 Format: Hardback Pages: 128 Illustrations: 103 b/w photographs Size: 280 x 245 mm Category: Photography Rights: -
Dharmadeepa Sri Lanka Island of Balance celebrates Sri Lanka’s ancient village culture that has existed for the last 2000 years. These traditions are said to be divinely protected from the modern world. In more than 100 black and white photographs, portraits of villagers, landscape, ritual and pilgrimage reveal a culture and heritage far removed from the corruptions of every day life.
Sri Lanka: War Stories Stephen Champion
Now available at a special price ISBN: 9780955746505 Price: £19.95 Format: Hardback Pages: 160 Illustrations: 72 colour photographs, 43 duotone Size: 265 x 200 mm Category: Photography Rights: -
JOHN RULE SPRING 2011
“The intransigence of the Sri Lankan state and the failure of both Sinhalese and Tamil political imagination has plunged Sri Lanka into over two decades of civil war. This compounded with social unrest and repression amongst our people has led to enormous pain and suffering and to the destruction of our social fabric. It affects the way we live, the way we love and the way we interact with one another. Violence has become the first means of resolving disputes and a tolerance of violence an aspect of everyday life. Stephen Champion captures this Sri Lankan nightmare in haunting detail, of a rich and sophisticated civilization in the throes of violent upheaval. He shows us the pain in our faces, the material destruction of our environment and the callousness that has come to engulf our lives. But all is not lost. For in the midst of this violence, in the intensity of our hatreds, there is the basic humanity of our people. Champion understands this tension between our hatred and our humanity, between our violence and our compassion. That is why his pictures move us in an intimate way.” Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy United Nations Special Representative For Children And Armed Conflict
John Rule Art Book Distribution previous catalogues: Spring 2011