Monday, October 29, 2012

Bhutan – A View from the Top of the World

The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, amazing architecture, and the people of Bhutan are featured in a photography presentation on Monday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m. Cal Price, a professional photographer from Bemidji, bases the program on a recent trip he made to Bhutan, a small country high in the Himalayas. After being essentially cut off for centuries, Bhutan's government has only recently begun to allow outside influences, such as television and the internet, into the country. The small nation remains committed to preserving its ancient traditions, which are richly documented in Price's photographs, which highlight the contrasts between centuries-old customs and the impact of modern society. Rice says his intent has been to photograph a country in the midst of cultural change and calls the program a cultural exchange rather than a travelogue

No comments: