Tibetans enter into the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet after climbing thousands of steps. Potala is the name of the heavenly abode of “Chenrezi,” the Buddha of Compassion.
Pilgrims, Lhasa, Tibet, 1997.

Tibetans enter into the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet after climbing thousands of steps. Potala is the name of the heavenly abode of “Chenrezi,” the Buddha of Compassion.  

Kris Snibbe

Sacvan Bercovitch Review of Snibbe's ALM Thesis

"I have read through your thesis with immense admiration. I know of no better interweaving of literature and photography. In particular your readings of Webb's photographs are a model of literary-cultural criticism, blending the aesthetics of fiction and photography with a subtle and astute sense of context. In the course of this outstanding analysis, beautifully conceived and beautifully written, you also manage to convey a vivid portrait of Webb and his times. This work is worthy of publication--it promises to be the beginning of a remarkable career. Congratulations. My warm thanks for giving me the opportunity--the pleasure and the profit--of reading your superb work." 

-- Sacvan Bercovitch, Powell M Cabot Professor of American Literature, Emeritus Harvard University. (ed.), The Cambridge History of American Literature. Oct. 2007.