SHAOLIN TEMPLE

Thomasz Gudzowaty


Tomasz Gudzowaty reveals a piece of a mystery. In the collective imagination the Shaolin Temple is a magic place. Monks chose a kind of compromise between history and the contemporary; while cultivating their traditions they profit from the Westerner's fascination with the Orient. We can see adepts and masters of ancient martial arts as if they were photographed a thousand years ago. The pictures awarded in the World Press Photo 2003 contest are also included

Curated by Valdemar R. Plusa