– Bangladesh –
First and Lasting Impressions
A Photographic Exhibition of work by
Michael Reichmann and Pierre Claquin
For three weeks, beginning on March 3, 2005, a selection of photographs from Bangladesh, taken by Michael Reichmann and Pierre Claquin, will be on exhibit at the Pikto Gallery in downtown Toronto, Canada.
There will be an opening reception, generously sponsored by Canon, between 6 and 9pm on the evening of Thursday, March 3rd. The public is cordially invited.
All prints will be available for sale, and a limited edition portfolio of prints from the exhibition, by Michael Reichmann, will be premiered and made available at a special reduced price during the period of the exhibition. Pierre Claquin's book, Surviving Dreams – The struggling circuses of Bangladesh, will also be available for sale.
Let's Do Lunch
Several Discussion Forum members from out of town who will be coming to Toronto for the show have written to request a get-together. I have therefore scheduled a group lunch on Friday, March 4th. If you would like to join us, please drop me a line.
From The Press Release
For two weeks in early January, 2005, Michael Reichmann and Pierre Claquin lead a photographic expedition to Bangladesh. A select group of photographers accompanied Michael and Pierre in a photographic exploration of one of the world’s least visited countries – one where foreign tourism is almost completely unknown.
Michael Reichmann is a high regarded and widely published and exhibited fine-art landscape, wildlife and documentary photographer. He is also an educator, author and photographic industry commentator as well as primary author and publisher of The Luminous Landscape web site, and The Video Journal, the world’s only quarterly DVD video magazine for passionate photographers.
Pierre Claquin is a French-born medical doctor and epidemiologist who has spent much of the past 13 years living and working in Bangladesh. He is also a highly talented photographer and has enjoyed several exhibitions of his work in Europe as well as Bangladesh. 2003 saw the publication of his most recent photographic book, Surviving Dreams – The struggling circuses of Bangladesh.
Together, these two photographers present in this unique exhibition a compelling visual insight into the people, the landscape and the life of Bangladesh. Pierre has more than a decade of in-country experience, along with a comprehensive knowledge of the language and the culture. Michael brings a fresh eye – one dazzled by the newness of the experience. Together these two exceptional photographers provide an insight into a country and people little known by the outside world. First and Lasting Impressions.