This fall, Peyton Wright Gallery is pleased to announce a book signing and exhibition to celebrate the launch of William Frej’s new book, Travels across the Roof of the World: A Himalayan Memoir.
The award-winning photographer’s new book provides a sweeping yet intimate view of the breathtaking peaks, splendid valleys, and extraordinary people of this vast region, from the Pamir Mountains in Kyrgyzstan through Afghanistan’s fabled Hindu Kush, the Karakoram in Pakistan, and the Great Himalaya Range that stretches across northern India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.
Unique in scope among photo books on the Himalaya, Travels across the Roof of the World chronicles William and Anne Frej’s more than twenty pilgrimages throughout the area spanning forty years and 3,000 miles through some of the world’s most remote and difficult-to-reach country.
About the Artist
Mr. Frej’s photographs were also featured in one-person exhibitions, The Nomads of Kyrgyzstan, in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2008 and Himalayan Pilgrimage, at the Museum of Asia and the Pacific in Warsaw, Poland in 1998. His photographic work, Taninbar to Tibet, was featured in a one-person show at the Duta Fine Arts Museum and Gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1991. Mr. Frej’s other exhibitions include the Tucson Art Center in 1972, The Eye Gallery in San Francisco in 1977, and the San Francisco Arts Festival in 1976 and 1977. His photographs of Peru received purchase awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Arts Festival in the 1970s.
His photographs of the Himalaya, India and Africa were featured in the Edwin Bernbaum book, Sacred Mountains of the World, and his photographs of India’s Tilwara camel fair were highlighted in Adventure Travel Magazine. Mr. Frej’s photographic work is represented in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Frej’s book, Maya Ruins Revisited: In The Footsteps Of Teobert Maler, (Peyton Wright Gallery Press), has won thirteen awards:
Independent Press Award, Best Photography Book, 2021
International Book Awards, Best Photography Book, 2021
Foreward Indies, Gold Medal, Photography, 2021
New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, First Place Winner, Anthropology/Archaeology, 2021
National Indie Excellence Awards, Best Photography Book, 2021
The Prix de la Photographie PX3, Silver Medal, Photo Book, 2021
Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Silver Medal 2021
IPPY Awards, Independent Publishers, Silver Medal, Photo Book, 2021
Moscow International Foto Awards, Silver Medal, Photo Book, 2021
New York City Big Book Awards, Distinguished Finalist
International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Book, Fine Arts, 2021
International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Book, Documentary, 2021
Foreward Indies Photo Awards, Honorable Mention, Coffee Table Book, 2021
View the current catalog