/ 2021 / /

Inner Harmony: Living in Balance

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Other, Gold in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Jon Kolkin
  • Studio
    Jon Kolkin Photography
  • Website

The desire to be happy is intrinsic to human nature. The challenge is finding the most effective strategy for achieving this elusive goal. Many ancient Eastern traditions suggest true happiness comes from within and can only be accomplished through compassion for self and others, guided by wisdom. Inner Harmony explores this philosophy through rare and intimate photographs of Buddhist monastics and laypeople by artist and physician, Jon Kolkin, captured while engaged in humanitarian work throughout Asia. Forewords by the Dalai Lama and Queen Mother of Bhutan provide additional perspective.

Jon Kolkin’s internationally recognized photography invites contemplative reflection on principles for infusing true happiness into a meaningful and balanced life. Including multiple private dialogues with the Dalai Lama and his representatives, Kolkin engages in numerous worldwide compassion-centered initiatives by integrating his artistic photography, his active concern for people’s well-being as a humanitarian, and his medical insights as a physician. He is also a widely respected speaker, mentor, and teacher.

Awards Book – Inner Harmony: Living in Balance (teNeues)
Tokyo International Foto Awards – Gold Medal
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Gold Medal
International Photography Awards NYC – Silver Medal
PX3 – Inner Harmony – Gold Medal
Tokyo International Foto Awards – Inner Harmony – Silver Medal
Inner Harmony has received an additional 18 awards
Color Magazine – Equilibrium – Spotlight Award
HVO International Competition – Malawi – Gold and Bronze Medal
B&W Magazine – Inner Harmony – Portfolio Award
LensWork Magazine ¬¬– Inner Harmony: Part I – featured portfolio
LensWork Magazine – Inner Harmony: Part II – featured portfolio
LensWork Magazine – Feathers – featured portfolio
IASD International – Dreamscapes – featured portfolio
NC Literary Review – Equilibrium – featured portfolio
Camera Arts Magazine – Tidepool – featured portfolio
(A list of additional honors and awards is available upon request.)