Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the group exhibit Bhutan 2013 in its Step Up Gallery in March.
In September 2013, eminent Northern California photographer and educator Rick Murai led a Viewpoint-sponsored photography workshop in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Participants in the Sacred Festivals of Bhutan workshop enjoyed a fascinating twelve-day adventure documenting the stunning landscape, ancient architecture, and warm and gracious people of what many consider to be the Last Shangri-La. From photographing the daily activities in the cities and villages around Paro, Thumphu, and Bumthang, to mingling with the attendees at two colorful sacred festivals, the workshop provided a totally immersive experience with ample opportunity for discovery, image sharing, and introspection. This exhibit presents a selection of images created during the workshop.
Exhibiting photographers include John Bridge, Gary Cawood, Anita Fein, Jenny Bly Johnson, Reverdy Johnson, Roger Lieberman, Sue Mortensen, Cathy Roberts, Dennis Scott, Adrienne Sher, and Roy Vogel.
Rick Murai will be leading another Viewpoint workshop to Bhutan in October 2014.
Gary Cawood—Prayer Flags
Anita Fein—Paro Dzong View
Jenny Johnson—Black Hat Dance
Reverdy Johnson—Prayer Book
Roger Lieberman—Trongsa Dzong