Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project by Gregory Colbert. The exhibition consists of more than 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a 60-minute feature film, and two short film haikus.
The photographic artworks are outstanding. Mind you, NONE of these are imposed photos. They are all authentic, and it took Colbert 10 years to capture these images. The earth-tone photographs are printed on Japanese handmade paper. They are no captions, because it matters little how or when or where the photographs were taken. They are simply windows to a world in which silence and patience govern time. AMAZING.
There is even a beautiful soundtrack on the website.
To date, more than nine and a half million people around the world have visited the exhibition. Ashes and Snow is the most attended exhibition by a living artist in history.
The show will open next in Brazil in 2009. Additional venues are said to be planned in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.