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Shaolin: Temple of Zen

For the first time in history, the notoriously guarded warrior monks of the 1500-year-old Shaolin Temple--a Chinese Buddhist sect dedicated to preserving a form of kung fu known as the "vehicle of Zen"--have allowed their secretive society to be documented. With the blessing of the main abbot, Justin Guariglia earned the trust and full collaboration of the Shaolin monks to create an astonishing, empathic record of the Shaolin art forms and the individuals who consider themselves the keepers of these traditions…

Submitted:Sep 13, 2007
Author:Justin Guariglia
Brand:Aperture Foundation
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Category:Photography
2 diggs • 0 comments • Sep 13, 2007

Insightful new photography book about Shaolin monks practicing kung fu

For the first time in history, the notoriously guarded warrior monks of the 1500-year-old Shaolin Temple--a Chinese Buddhist sect dedicated to preserving a form of kung fu known as the "vehicle of Zen"--have allowed their secretive society to be documented by National Geographic photographer Justin Guariglia.

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