Books

Face to Face Portraits of the Human Spirit

Photos and text by Alison Wright
Foreword by Pico Iyer

In her latest hardcover book of photos, “Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit,” Alison has created a monograph over 200 luminous and inspiring global environmental portraits of individuals and their stories. From the plateau of Tibet to the continent of Africa, this book celebrates the visual tapestry of humanity in all its diversity and splendor.

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (2013)
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4366-7
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Hardcover: 208 pages
Book Dimension: 12 x 12 inches

Learning to Breathe One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival

With a foreword by the Dalai Lama

January 2, 2000 Alison’s life was nearly cut short during a devastating bus accident on a remote jungle road in Laos. Suffering life threatening injuries, Alison drew upon her years of meditation practice, concentrating on every breath as if it were her last. Wright’s personally written memoir, “Learning to Breathe; One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival,” chronicles this inspirational story of survival and years of rehabilitation, and her ongoing determination to recover and continue traveling the world as an intrepid photojournalist. The book details her ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro as well as her circumambulation of Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

“Alison Wright is wonder… Her life is one of a true pilgrim and a seeker of truth. It is life of exploration, devotion and transformation by fire. There is muscle and tears here, and the fierce flame of inspiration. She’s the real deal.”
Richard Gere
Publisher: Penguin (July 28, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0452295351
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Paperback: 288 pages
Language: English

A Simple Monk Writings on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Photos by Alison Wright

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has captured the world's heart with his extraordinary wisdom and humility in the face of China's brutal decades-long occupation of Tibet. This stunning visual biography marries full-color images with insightful essays. Award-winning photojournalist Alison Wright, who lived with exiled Tibetans for over a decade, was afforded exceptional access to the government-in exile for this book.

Publisher: New World Library (1st Edition: Oct. 2001)
ISBN-10: 1577311752
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Hardcover: 144 pages
Book Dimension: 10 x 0.9 x 10 inches

Faces of Hope Children of a Changing World

Photographs and text by Alison Wright
Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman

Wright reveals a colorful mosaic of children striving to merge their traditional cultures with the influences of rapid globalization in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. These captivating photographs and inspirational stories portray not only their resiliency and tenacity, but also the simple joy of childhood. Even amid economic and political struggle, hope begins with just one child.

Publisher: New World Library (August 20, 2003)
ISBN-10: 1577312236
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Hardcover: 180 pages
Book Dimension: 10 x 0.9 x 10 inches

The Spirit of Tibet Portrait of a Culture in Exile

Photos and text by Alison Wright
Foreword by the Dalai Lama

Since 1959 more than 130,000 Tibetan refuges have fled Tibet to live in India, Nepal and Bhutan. This monograph of 176 color photographs of Tibetan life in exile captures the engaging spirit of Tibetan refugees living in the beautiful mountain settings of Dharamsala, northern India. From images of the Dalai Lama, monks and laypeople at work or prayer, to the rebuilt temples and schools teaching a new generation that had never even been exposed to world maps, Wright captures the preservation of this unique culture as it struggles to survive without a country.

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications (January 19, 1998)
ISBN-10: 1559391073
ISBN-13: 978-1559391078
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Hardcover: 192 pages
Book Dimension: 10.1 x 0.6 x 9.6 inches