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Nicole Gibson

Welcome to the Nicole Gibson Photography blog! Years ago, Nicole became captivated by the power of visual expression and storytelling, and today what she loves most is to create images about the world, about humanity, and about the human condition.

Nicole Gibson is an award-winning photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded First Place in the 2010 International Photography Awards, in addition to 8 Honorable Mentions. She is also the winner of the 2008 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence. Nicole’s work has been published in Photoshop User Magazine and B&W. Her work has also been sold to Bethany House Publishers, used by various non-profit organizations, and represented by India Picture stock agency. She is also a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers

Buddhist Prayer Flags

In Buddhist tradition, prayer flags are hung outside homes, sacred spaces, and especially from high places. Flags are inscribed with prayers, mantras, and auspicious symbols, and it is said that as the wind blows through them, peace, compassion, and blessings are carried throughout the land to all those in the vicinity.

As I traveled through a Buddhist area of India a couple years ago, I spent quite a bit of time photographing the prayer flags. These are some images from that trip that I recently came across and have never shown before.








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