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Tenzin Tosam Rinpoche with his tutor

  • Description

    The Tibetan boy Tulku (or ‘Lama Reincarnation’) Tenzin Tosam Rinpoche faces the viewer and his tutor Gen Pagdo stands behind. The photograph was taken at Rato Dratsang Monastery in Karnataka, India, one of a series of studies of Tulkus by Martine Franck (1938-2012). A member of the Magnum group of photographers, she was married to Henri Cartier-Bresson.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia India (possible place of creation)
    Europe France (possible place of creation)
    AsiaIndiasouth India Karnataka (Rato Dratsang Monastery) (subject)
    Martine Franck (1938 - 2012) (photographer)
    Associated people
    Tulku Tenzin Tosam Rinpoche (active c. 1996) (subject)
    Gen Pagdo (active c. 1996) (subject)
    Material and technique
    silver bromide print on matt paper
    frame 54.5 x 42 x 3 cm (height x width x depth)
    photograph 35.2 x 23.7 cm (height x width)
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    Purchased, 2000.
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