Pawo Choyning Dorji

Pawo Choyning Dorji is a photographer, filmmaker and the author of Seeing Sacred: Lights & Shadows along the Journey. He is working on a second book of photo-essays titled Light of the Moon: The Life & Legacy of Xuanzang of Tang. His photos have been published in international magazines and newspapers including LIFE, Esquire, VICE and The Wall Street Journal. Pawo is also the producer of the internationally acclaimed Bhutanese feature film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait. The film had it’s world premiered at the 69th Festival del film Locarno (2016), and was featured in some of the most prestigious international film festivals. It was awarded the ‘special mention’ at the Toronto International Film Festival (2016), while winning the audience award at the Golden Global Film Awards (2017) in Malaysia.

His book:
The Light of the Moon: The Legacy of Xuanzang of Tang
Turquoise Heart: The Bhutanese Terton King