Author event with Linda Leaming and Joe Barker authors of Vanishing Faces of Bhutan

Parnassus Books welcomes Linda Leaming and Joe Barker as they discuss and signs Vanishing Faces of Bhutan: The Study of a Timeless Culture.

Seventy of Nashvillian Joe Barker’s photographs are appearing in a new book, written by Nashville and Bhutan resident Linda Leaming. The images in Vanishing Faces of Bhutan: The Study of a Timeless Culture were taken during several visits Joe made to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.  He uses natural light and settings to capture moments and moods in the lives of people all over the world.  His art reflects a deep humanism that is nowhere more evident than in his portraits of the people of Bhutan.

Joseph N. Barker’s extensive body of work includes his time among the people of the Dogon Tribes of Burkina Faso, the Berbers of Mali, and the Samburu in the deserts of Kenya. He’s trekked through the jungles of New Guinea, wandered the streets of Vientiane, and captured the every day village life along the shores of canals in a houseboat near Alleppey, Kerala. He’s camped on the Altiplano in the Central Andes, and trekked across Eastern Europe. Barker is a graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Marine, real estate attorney, developer, Chairman of Market Street Equities in Nashville, Tennessee, tireless philanthropist, supporter of the arts, and an art collector.

Linda Leaming is a writer whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping India, Mandala Magazine, and the book A Woman's Asia among other publications. Her best selling book Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said ‘I Do,’ and Found Bliss and A FIELD GUIDE TO HAPPINESS: What I Learned in Bhutan About Living, Loving, and Waking Up have been translated into several languages including Korean, Turkish, Taiwanese, and German. Originally from Nashville, she has an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona. She regularly speaks about Bhutan at colleges, churches, seminars, and book groups. She has taught writing and English and worked with the United Nations, the University of Arizona, and the National Art School of Bhutan in the Himalayas. She lives in Nashville and Thimphu.


Event date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215