Cultures in Transition explores the changes that people go through, the subtleties that make their life evolve, their spiritual guiding light. Over 15 years, in five Asian countries (Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar), Oliver Klink photographed environmental portraits of the continuity between family, work, and spirituality. There was no separation, but peoples’ concerns about how ‘progress’ can create disconnection and alienation between themselves and their communities became more evident. This fluidity of life is at the core of Cultures in Transition.
• EIGHT Awards for Cultures In Transition book (2019 IPPY GOLD Award, 2019 PubWest Judges' Choice Award, 2019 PubWest GOLD Award, 2019 IBA WINNER Award, 2019 MIFA SILVER Award, 2019 PX3 Bronze, 2019 Foreword Indies Bronze, 2019 3rd Place International Photography Award)
• Black and White Photographer of the year (2018) by Dodho Magazine
• Top 50 Artist (2016 & 2018) Photolucida Critical Mass
• Solo exhibits in USA, France, Argentina
• Sixty (60) black and white images printed with piezography inks
• Lectures and audio-visual presentations narrating tales of the people met
• Photographs and stories for each image by Oliver Klink
Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator Emerita Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Peter Finke, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich
Geir Jordahl, Publisher, True North Editions, California
• Limited edition book (168 pages, 12" x 13 1/4", 7 color offset printed in Italy)
• Collector edition book (Clamshell, Folio)
• Images are mounted as a float inside a custom Italian molding frame, 8 ply matt, and plexiglass.
• Frames are ready for wall installation, equipped with two “D” rings joined by a hanging wire.
• The exhibition includes sixty (60)ready to hang images:
44 images (27" x 33")
12 images (34" x 44")
4 images (40" x 60")
Artwork is shipped in eight crates with foam inserts. Each crate weighs 100lbs and holds multiple framed images. Crates are designed for easy loading and unloading, and robust protection of the artwork. Crates have handles for transport and hinges for simple opening and closing.
Each image comes with a ready-to-use label with stories (between 60 and 100 words) and location data. Full text or quote extracts from the essays of Anne Wilkes Tucker, Peter Finke, Geir Jordahl, and quotes from local guides provide insights into the project. Oliver Klink bio and artist statement add to the authenticity of the work.
Exhibition, book signing, lecture can be booked by contacting
Oliver Klink – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: +1 408-910-6701
Exhibition ships out of the San Francisco Bay Area or Switzerland.
Premiere of Cultures in Transition at PhotoCentral Gallery (December 2018)