From the streets of India to Nepal and the roof of the world, this exhibition of LMU graduate student Hunter Joslin’s photography captures the beauty of local people and the colorful spirit of their mystical land.
His series Mother India was captured while participating in a six-week program with the International School for Jain Studies (ISJS). The program brought together religious, philosophical, and environmental scholars from around the world to study Jainism, an ancient religious tradition most known for its practice of ahimsa, or non-violence. The photography taken during the program in India portrays a friendly encounter with men, women, and children from the rural roads of Jalgaon to the busy and holy streets of Jaipur and Varanasi.
The subsequent series From The Roof of the World was captured while completing the fourteen-day Annapurna Circuit, a trek of 114 miles, summiting Thorung La pass at an elevation of 17,768 ft. The Circuit brought together trekkers from Egypt, Spain, England, Japan, Korea, France, Germany, and Argentina as they explored some of the more hidden regions of Nepal, encountering communities of Tibetan Buddhists, as well as indigenous Nepalese Hindus. The photography takes us circumnavigating Nepal’s vastly changing landscape, from the wet and humid green regions south of the Himalaya to the dry and barren snowcapped regions to the north.
Together, the two series collected by Hunter Joslin capture a unique world, where incense burns, laughing children beg for sweets, and foreign seekers find their way.
About the artist:
Hunter Joslin earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Theology from Georgetown University, where he played four years with the Hoyas men's soccer team. He is currently a candidate for a Master's degree in Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. Joslin's interests include writing, photography and the spiritual traditions of the Indian subcontinent.
You can view more of his work here: www.hunterjoslin.com
The Circuit is on display on levels 2 and 3 of the Hannon Library through February 12. A closing reception and silent auction will take place in the evening of the 12th – learn more and RSVP here.
The Circuit was made possible by the generosity of...
Art & Art History
Ignatian Center for Spirituality
Office of Mission and Ministry
Office of the President
William H. Hannon Library