The magazine of the photo-essay
Sept 2016 back issue
by Julian Bound
A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous! Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
Julian Bound travelled to the countries of Nepal, Tibet, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Indonesia, Cambodia and England, for his book Journeys. The result is a collection of images taken over the period of eleven years. Amazon
Young Woman of Pokhara Nepal. 11th November 2014. A young Nepalese woman sits with her back to the wall besides the teardrop shaped lake of Pokhara, Nepal.
Tibetan Lady of Boudhanath Temple Kathmandu. 2014 An elderly Tibetan Buddhist woman refugee in traditional Tibetan dress looks from the window of the temple found within the grounds of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.
Elderly man of Thamel Kathmandu. 2014. An elderly Nepalese man who lives in the backstreets of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sikh devotee the Golden Temple Amritsar India. 2015. A Sikh devotee prays in the Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab, India. On the waterside of the Golden Temple’s pool the devotee knelt down to give prayer before the sacred waters.
Buddha Head Statue in Tree Ayutthaya Thailand. 2014. An two hour drive from Bangkok, the Ayutthaya complex of Buddhist temples and stupa, a stone sculpture of Buddha’s head has become encased within the growing branches of a Banyan tree. The area in which the tree stands had been left dormant for near on 500 years, thus producing the uncanny phenomenon, Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Mother and child of Bhaktapur after April 25th earthquake, Nepal. 2015. Standing outside their destroyed home after the earthquake of April 25th 2015, within 24 hours of taking this photo a 7.3 magnitude earthquake would strike Nepal.
Grandmother and child of Bhaktapur after earthquake 2015 Nepal. 11th May 2015. Taken 24 hours before Nepal’s second earthquake of May 12th 2015.
Nepalese Family and Earthquake Destroyed Home, Kathmandu Nepal. 29th April 2015. In rays of early evening sun on the dusty streets of Thamel, Kathmandu, a family begins to clear the debris of where their former house stood before Nepal's earthquakes hit in April 25th and May 12th of 2015.
Woman of Kathmandu Nepal. 16th September 2015 A Nepalese woman on the first day of 'Teej' festival, a three day festival for women to celebrate having their husbands in their life. Taken during the festivities in Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Debating Tibetan Buddhist Monks Lhasa Tibet. November 2014. Tibetan Buddhist monks debate in the courtyard of the Sera Monastery on the outskirts of Tibet’s capital city Lhasa.
Tibetan lady Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet. 2014. In one hand she carries a ceremonial spoon, in the other a bag of wax pellets so she may replenish Potala’s temple candles as an act of devotion.
Novice monk, Wat Thmei, Siem Reap, Cambodia. 2015. A novice Buddhist monk stands in the doorway of his temple of Wat Thmei, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Hindu River Ganges Bather Varanasi India. 2014. An elderly Hindu devotee prepares to bath in the sacred river Ganges on the shorelines of the Ghats of Varanasi. Every year millions of pilgrims visit Varanasi so they may wash away their sins.
Drum shop, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2015. Close to the entrance of Durbar Square, the late evening sun highlighted the man and several drums he had made beside him.
Novice monks Rinpung Monastery, Paro, Bhutan. 2014. In the courtyard of Paro’s Rinpung monastery college, novice Buddhist monks break from their classes as dusk approaches.
Punakha Fortress Monastery Paro Bhutan. 2014. Two Bhutanese Buddhist monks enter the doorway leading to a wooden bridge spanning the Wang Chu River linking Punakha with the outside world.
Young woman of Chhaimale Village, Nepal. 2015. A Chhaimale village women. Photograph taken while she waited for one of the solar lanterns being distributed throughout the village by UK and Nepali NGOs following the earthquakes of  2015.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama 80th Birthday. 2015. His Holiness turned 80 years old on 6th July 2015. On the 4th January 2016, some of his Holiness’ close friends and admirers came together at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, to congratulate him on his important milestone and to wish him a healthy and long life.
Thai Boxer, Mai Sot, Thailand. 2005. A young Burmese boxer displays his hands before fighting three one minute round boxing matches in Mai Sot against a Thai opponent on the borders of Thailand and Myanmar, Mai Sot, Thailand. An annual number of boxing matches take place over three days between the Burmese and Thais to dispel any hard feelings between the two countries that may have occurred over the year. The boxer pictured won all his matches.
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