Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion
Adrien Viel is an author, filmmaker and photographer. He has been working in Nepal since 2007 and has co-produced two documentary films with Aurore Laurent, including one in 2014 on the shamans of the Ghale, Tamang and Chepang ethnic groups. In april 2014, they published Trois Chamans, rencontres chamaniques au népal (Three Shamans, Shamanic Encounters in Nepal), a book of photographs and texts produced by Naïve Livres. In tandem with this, they put together a collection of films of shamanic rituals which is accessible online. Viel regularly gives lectures on nepalese shamanism, notably at the Centro di Cultura Italia – Asia in Milan and the Alliance Française in Venice, in conjunction with the exhibition on nepalese shamanism on view at the city’s instituto Culturale internazionale. He regularly contributes to publications and publishes articles on the subject.