Piece description from the artist
Deep in the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, a Buddhist monk moves with purpose and ease in the early morning hours towards Tabo Monastery founded over a thousand years ago in 996 A.D.
All photography available in sizes different from the original upon request.
Ryan Mitchell brings you the world—from Himalayan mountain villages to Haitian streets. His photography is an attempt to bring “home” that which is exotic and seemingly unreachable, while showcasing the common humanity and shared existence between cultures near and abroad. He hopes that, through his imagery, viewers can see themselves among the mountains, the smiles, the agriculture, and the human experience and thus foster a collective reality across myriad cultural divides.
Ryan wears many hats: full-time firefighter paramedic, anthropologist, world traveler, humanitarian (he served in Haiti two weeks after the 2010 earthquake), musician, and photographer. He most recently took the grand prize as well as the prize for landscape photography in the USF World International Photography Competition.