Kevin Bubriski’s first visit to Nepal had been as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975, a stint that lasted three years. He was back again in the 1980s and was soon travelling the country with a tripod-mounted view camera in hand, producing thousands of large-format film images of what he encountered on those trips.
Bubriski’s fine-art photographs have been included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. He has also been the recipient of the Guggenheim, Fulbright and NEA fellowships. His books include Portrait of Nepal (1993) and Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal (1995). And in conjunction with his being awarded the Peabody Museum Robert Gardner Visiting Fellowship in 2010, Bubriski’s large retrospective monograph–Nepal: 1975-2011–was published by Radius Books of Santa Fe and Harvard University’s Peabody Museum Press in 2014.