Photography, painting, and prints in ladakh and zangskar. Intermediality and transmediality

Rob Linrothe*

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The central thesis of this essay is that one of the most important aspects of the pioneering use of photographic portraits of teachers in the late 19th and early 20th century in Western Himalayan Buddhist contexts is its ongoing visual relationship to and with pre-photographic media, including sculpture, printing, and especially painting. Evidence shows that the most common compositions for early portrait photographs drew closely on earlier templates already well-established by painting and sculpture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-61
Number of pages61
JournalEtudes Mongoles et Siberiennes, Centrasiatiques et Tibetaines
Issue number51
StatePublished - 2020


  • Ladakh
  • Photography
  • Portrait
  • Transmediality
  • Western Himalayas
  • Zangskar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language


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