Before it disappears into the mountains

In 1968 John, Paul, George and Ringo the most famous people in the world, sought spiritual solace and an escape from the trappings of fame at the mountain Ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the foothills of the Himalayas. Today the Ashram is a ruin slowly being swallowed up by the jungle.  In 2020 photographer Michael Donald visited to make a record of the place before it disappears into the mountains.

Archival 20"x16" Prints are available to purchase online here. Editions of 50, each signed by Michael Donald. Use the 'Contact' above to enquire about other sizes.

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Michael Donald

Michael has won a John Kobal Portrait Award in London, an International Photography Award in New York, and won first prize in Prix de la Photographie Paris. He has worked all over the world with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and Snow Patrol.

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