UBUD, Bali (BPN) – The world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur is again at the center of attention of world’s writers and photographers through a book titled Borobudur Under the Full Moon.
This was revealed during an exhibition presenting extraordinary photographs of Borobudur. Praised by world’s famous photographer Sebastião Salgado and sponsored by UNESCO, Borobudur Under The Full Moon was opened by the author, an Indonesian art expert Bruce W. Carpenter and Caroline and Hughes Dubois as photographers, at Oracle Gallery, Ubud, on Friday, October 26.
“I don’t rewrite history in this book. I’m highlighting Borobudur as the national and international icon, besides Borobudur is an extraordinary art object that makes Borobudur as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage,” Bruce W. Carpenter explained.
Borobudur Under The Full Moon photography is the work of Caroline and Hughes Dubois who worked under the full moon for four years. The amazing images was taken with a resolution of 450 million pixels, and able to ‘revive’ this iconic monument in a way that has never been done before.
The book features more than 160 photos and printed in large format, presenting the beauty of art that adorns the temples in a way that has never been seen before, under the soft moonlight.
The exhibition and launching of Borobudur Under The Full Moon will run until November 10, 2018 and part of the 2018 Ubud Writer and Reader Festival.
This book is also part of a series of publications and exhibitions, with the peak events will be held at the Guimet Museum in the next two years.