statement

"Dreaming of Prayer Flags" opens a stunning portal into the heart of the cloistered Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Karma Singye Dorji's stories are tender and intimate, and Sandy Shum’s images of the country are filled with color, light and movement. The stories and images blend luminously to unveil grand Himalayan vistas, spiritually resonant festivals, and the unhurried rhythms of village life. Unique to the selection of books available on Bhutan, "Dreaming of Prayer Flags" features fluid and evocative images melding traditional photography with impressionistic style. It is also the first book of photographs on Bhutan written by an indigenous Bhutanese author.

about the artist

Sandy Shum