Friday, January 1, 2010

Revealing Buddhism’s secrets

Two photographers will go toe to toe this Saturday, January 2, as 4Faces gallery unveils its newest photography exhibition Sacred…And the Nun’s Life: Janos Kis vs Geoff Croll at 7pm. The show will feature photos of the sacred tattoos of Khmer monks, by Kis, juxtaposed with Croll’s photos of the daily lives of Burmese nuns.

Pictures will be displayed in the 4Faces style of a storyboard strip with a beginning, middle and end. The unifying theme will be Buddhism and spirituality – and it’s not really a competition.

“We gave them an item in common, and then let them figure out how to shoot it,” says Eric de Vries, co-owner of 4Faces and a photographer himself. De Vries and a few other photographers – Kis, Croll, Jean-Francois Perigois and Steve Goodman – recently formed a new photo collective called SEA/collectiv that will be headquartered in Siem Reap.

To read more: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010010130574/Siem-Reap-Insider/revealing-buddhisms-secrets.html

Sounds like a really interesting photo exhibition, in fact I like photo exhibitions and good photos a lot. Must be interesting to go there and see the exhibition.

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