Rites of Passage


A stunning assemblage of black-and-white photos from the photographer Nina Subin

Rites of Passage brings together photos from Subin’s many travels through India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Laos, Iceland, Greenland, Mexico, Sicily, and more since 1978. These sumptuous black-and-white photos conjure a world of spirituality, nature, rural life, reflection, worship, and religious ceremony rendered in one gorgeous shot after another of Banjan trees, caves, graveyards, Buddhas, temples, glaciers, hands in prayer, and fabrics in air. The images evoke day-to-day ritualistic practices and routines, and a sense of time slowing, stopping, and repeating. Images and motifs are reflected, mirrored, and echoed in unexpected and often breathtaking ways. A brilliant fusion of portraiture, travel documentary, and landscape photography, Subin’s Rites of Passage takes us to sacred places around the world, and will inspire contemplation and wonder for years to come.

Design: The Grenfell Press
Printing: Trifolio SRL. Verona
Pages: 120
Weight: 2.0 lb
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches
ISBN: 979-8-218-20321-4