A Person Taking A Picture Of A Person In A Red Robe

Photo Essay on Bhutan


Inspiration 5 minute read

Michael Turek is an American fine art film photographer who works on documentary assignments for clients including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Architectural Digest and The Paris Review.

A Person Wearing A Red Dress
Red robes of a monk in action

His book, CONTRAIL, published by Roman Nvmerals in 2021, is included in the MoMA Archives and Library. His first photographic monograph, SIBERIA was published by Damiani in 2020. He is a Kodak Ambassador and has won numerous accolades at the American Photography Awards. In spring 2023, Michael will be headed back to Bhutan to lead a film photography expedition — a COMO Journey in the breathtaking Himalayas. Bring your camera — or use one of ours — and spend a week honing your skills. 

A Person Painting A Picture
Accents of green: scaffolding in the capital, Thimphu and a green table in the Chimphu Nye (Floating Goddess) Temple
A Person Holding A Cross
Glimpses of daily Bhutanese life
A Building With A Tower
Taktshang Zangdo Pari: A small monastery a little ways above the much more famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Light and shadow in ancient dzongs
A Man Walking Down A Narrow Alley
Hallways that invite the eye. Doorways into sacred spaces
A Man Looking At Clothes
Monks preparing a meal at Chimphu Nye Temple. A hand and sleeve visible through waving prayer flags in Paro
A Forest Of Trees
Landscapes shrouded in mystery

To book a place on our spring COMO Journey with Michael Turek, please contact us now.

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