Memories of the Sacred

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Book Memories of the Sacred
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    Afterhours
    Publication date
    June 30, 2016
    Subjects
    • photography
    • sacred
    • sekala
    • niskala
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      "Henri Cartier Bresson, a master of black and white photography, observed that taking a good photograph required “a velvet hand and a hawk’s eye.” This rare skill is abundantly evident in the 60 photographs in Biography of Rio Helmi’s most recent book project, Memories of the Sacred, a collection distilled from many thousands of images taken over a 30-year period by this seasoned Bali-based professional photographer." .... "Helmi is an uncommonly expressive writer in his own right. Long explanatory captions accompany each photograph, chronicling not just the subject matter and place, but also the reasons why a wayong wong performer intensely contemplates his mask, why a young boy falls into trance, what he was thinking as a kilometer long procession, and what happened when he stumbled into a Kintamani temple courtyard, even though he released the shutter more than 20 years ago."