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On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace

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On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace

When award-winning photographer Michael O’Neill, who has produced iconic photos of some of the most famous personalities of our time, discovered yoga and meditation, he turned his lens on a new subject: yoga’s greatest practitioners. Over a decade of travels in Asia and at home, his aim was not only to capture dramatic, beautiful poses—which he did in abundance—but also to portray the philosophy behind them, making the thousands-year-old tradition more accessible. The result was a stunning 2015 book and this simply gorgeous, revealing new film. Conversations illuminate his subjects’ thoughts on the role of yoga in contemporary culture, the history of the practice, and the healing power of what O’Neill calls “the architecture of peace…a series of postures that bring the practitioner closer to touching the infinite.”

Michael O’Neill will sell and sign a limited number of copies of his book (published by Taschen) after the screening. “These spectacular pictures of yoga practitioners from India and Tibet will make you gawp and gasp on disbelief…. It’s a book that informs, inspires and offers a provocative window into the yoga soul.” (Tatler, London)

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Q&A photographer and film subject Michael O’Neill
Sunday, Feb. 24 2019, 5:00
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Michael O’Neill has photographed the cultural icons of his time, from Andy Warhol to the Dalai Lama, for publications including the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. He has had solo shows of his work at Visa pour l’image (Perpignan, France); at II Mes Internacional da Fotografia (São Paulo, Brazil); and Houk Friedman (New York). His photographs reside in the collections of the Walker Art Center, among other museums.

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