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Buddha Rising
DECEMBER 2005
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Hope in Biloxi?
Photograph by Steve McCurry

Since they arrived with Chinese and Japanese immigrants in the late 1800s, images of the Buddha have become commonplace in the United States, even at a mini-golf course in Biloxi, Mississippi. But a weighty statue of the Buddha was no match for the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Soon after the storm the Dalai Lama sent a message of hope. "There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster."


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Kodak E100
Lens: Unrecorded
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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