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Mongolia: Land of the Deer Stone

A book signing with author Elaine Ling

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Elaine Ling’s Mongolia: Land of the Deer Stone is a pictorial tribute to a magical and mysterious land, its people, and their traditions. Its publication occurs at a time of great transition in Mongolia.
A visually stunning hardcover with 180 pages and 116 photographs printed from 4×5 Polaroid negatives on heavy cover stock. Only 1,000 copies have been printed, and the first 100 copies are custom-bound, signed and numbered in a limited-edition collection, accompanied by a choice of any photograph from the book.
Born in Hong Kong, Elaine Ling has lived inCanadasince the age of nine. Upon arrival inCanada, Elaine was exhilarated by the freedom of space and began her attraction to Stone and places of Nature. She studied the piano, the cello and medicine. Upon graduating from medical school, Elaine worked as a family physician with special interest in the First Nation populations ofNorthern Canada. She was based in specialized Northern hospitals and flew into isolated communities, from the Eastern to the Western Arctic, from the northeast coast ofNewfoundlandto the northwest coast ofBritish Columbia. Having a natural affinity to the Ojibwa, the Cree, the Inuit, the Kwakiutl, and the Haida, Elaine’s images of this part of her life began her 20 year journey in photography.
Seeking the solitude of deserts and abandoned architectures of ancient cultures, Elaine Ling has explored the shifting equilibrium between nature and the man-made across four continents. Photographing in the deserts ofMongolia,Namibia,North Africa,India,South America,Australia, American Southwest and the citadels ofPersepolis,Petra, Cappadocia,Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, Great Zimbabwe, she has captured that dialogue.
Also enjoy Himalayan Happy Hour and our Spiral Music series with sounds from around the globe.
5:00-7:00 p.m.