nick otto

Freelance Photographer
      
A Daoist Funeral
Location: San Francisco, California
Nationality: American
Biography: A freelance photographer Nick Otto specializes in editorial, corporate and documentary photography. Represented by Zuma Press —he is available for assignments.  An active member of the National Press Photographers Association... MORE
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A Daoist Funeral
Copyright nick otto 2022
Updated Jul 2020
Topics Belief, china, Community, Conservation, daoism, hunan, travel, religion, religious practice, traditional religion, modern china,, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Education, Emotion, Environment, Faith, Family, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Happiness, Hope, Landscape, Loss, Love, Minority, Oppression, Peace, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Poverty, Relationships, Religion, Spirituality, Stock, Street, Travel
In the Great Bear mountains of China"™s Hunan Province lived a respected Daoist priest, ordained in 1946,
who served his local community with ritual expertise. The community knew Master Jiang was coming to the end of his life,
and his death early this year brought about an intense six-day ritual-filled funeral bringing this poor community together in mourning and celebration.
Perspective | Scenes from a marathon six-day Daoist funeral deep in the heart of China
Photographer Nick Otto documents the six-day funeral for a respected Daoist priest following his death earlier this year.
Washingtonpost.com
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