The ancient towers are beautiful, austere, sad and joyful. Zhang Yuming has identified thousands of Buddhist stone towers throughout China. Each photograph of each tower represent one step on his life’s journey. Before taking each photograph Zhang Yuming humbly prays in front of the towers. To document and record them all will be a lifetime pilgrimage.

Artist Profile


1967 Born in Anhui, China
1990 Graduated from university, studied painting and sculpture
1990-2007 Teacher in a junior high school
2008-2010 Studied master degree in Chinese Academy of Art, majoring in photography

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