Click to preview Ritual & Romance in Asia photo book

AVA International Publishing is pleased to introduce a new anthology of photographs from award-winning American photojournalist Jay Dunn. Six years in the making, this breathtaking seventy-five page volume is an intimate glimpse into the dizzying array of cultures and traditions in Asia.

"Sadhu’s Hand," the 2006 First Prize Winner of National Geographic Traveler's Photo Contest, is only one of the many beautiful images in this book. Hard back with a linen cover, stitched binding, printed on coated paper with full color dust jacket.

"Jay Dunn’s photojournalism has always been about the essential human condition. Our ordinary needs, for shelter, for food, for love from the gods we hold high and the smiles of our fellow men, these are subjects not easily documented. Yet Mr. Dunn’s photographs are an often unexpected light on the strengths and fragilities we all have in common, struggling to live as one small part of a vast and unpredictable world."


About the Author

Jay Dunn
JayDunn Beijing, China

Jay Dunn is a freelance photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in Beijing, China. A veteran after seven years in the region, Mr. Dunn is the author of "Ritual and Romance in Asia," and is represented by the Focus Agency.

A winner of multiple awards for photography including the First Prize from National Geographic Traveler, he has worked with a wide range of magazines. Mr. Dunn's focus on humanitarian issues and cultural tradition has led to contributions to the New York Times and reportage for National Public Radio.

“In the very humanity of a gesture, what I look for are the emotions we all share, the intimacy of friendship, or the pain of loss, an offering to the hungry, or hands clasped in prayer. To have stopped, when it was much easier to walk away, to have tried to make a difference, to have regarded the ways of others, and found lessons for my own life, these things alone keep open that elusive window, through which I hope a moment of truth may still be seen"

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