Taking Refuge in L.A.
Photography by Don Farber, Text by Rick Fields, Introduction by Thich Nhat Hanh. 108 pages,
11 x 9, 42 b&w photographs, softcover. (Aperture, Inc., 1987)
A testament o the regenerative power of the human spirit, Taking Refuge in L.A. explores the experiences of the Vietnamese Buddhist refugees in America. In the tradition of great documentary photographers, Don Farber shares an intimate view of the Vietnamese people and their spiritual way of life. Author Rick Fields illuminates the tragic and moving history of Vietnamese Buddhists, both before, during, and after the Vietnam War, focusing on their courageous attempt to sustain their rich cultural and spiritual heritage in America.”
~ from the back cover of Taking Refuge in L.A.
“The photographs, the text, and the letter from Nhat Hanh are deeply moving. A fine useful dharma-spreading book.”
-- Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet