The Golden Kitchen
by Valerio Berdini
About the Book
Amritsar is the capital of the state of Punjab in Northwest India. It is popular among Sikhs and tourists for the spectacular Harmandir Sahib, the Sikh most important shrine known as the "Golden Temple".
As spectacular, but far less known, is the Guru-Ka-Langar. A huge kitchen service sited within the temple area. A facility structured to cook and offer tens of thousands of free, hot meals daily.
Following the Sikh’s principles of equality, sharing, community everyone, regardless of religion, caste, colour, age, gender, nationality or social status is welcomed to sit and dine in one of the Langar large halls.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781320299602
- Softcover: 9781320299565
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781320299626
- Publish Date Nov 22, 2010
- Tags Guru Ka Langar, Golden Temple, Langar, India, Amritsar, Sikh, Sikhism, Punjab, Travel, Photography, Documentary, Photojournalism, Religions, Guru
Born in Rome, Italy, in 1970, Valerio Berdini has been living in the UK since 2001. Over the years his documentary work developed into a personal language that merges a traditional aesthetic, influenced by the masters of photojournalism, with an incessant attention to the evolution of the contemporary society. He has travelled since very young and the desire to meet new people, in their own culture, never stopped. Music fan and avid concert photographer, he has also built an extensive archive of several hundreds live rock bands. Valerio Berdini photographs have been exhibited, awarded and published internationally, including The Guardian, La Repubblica, Condé Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, L'Espresso, The Times and many more. He is a freelance photographer represented by REX Features.