Thursday, February 05, 2009

Photography Exhibit: Faces of Thailand

At a photowalk around Lincoln Park last August I was able to meet several great people whose passion for photography is equal to or greater than mine. Among them, Carol & Tiem, a husband and wife wedding photography team. Our conversation that day also revealed that Carol was about to begin her 3rd year in the same doctoral program at my school that I was about to begin. Small world!

Born in Bangkok, Carol recently debuted a collection of photographs from her travels in Thailand in the new wing of our school at the Merchandise Mart (2nd largest commercial building in the US after the Pentagon!). The exhibit titled Faces of Thailand was a captivating companion to the school's book of the year, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman, an excellent book about a Hmong child, her parents and American doctors, and the cultural missteps that can happen in trying to provide care to different cultures. Carol's photographs were lovely and sweet, exotic and thought-provoking. A reception was held this evening to debut the collection, complete with Thai food and beverages. While I was too late to partake of the food (due to that aforementioned printing problem), I was able to chat a bit with Carol & Tiem and of course snap a few pictures. (Makes sense at a photography exhibit, eh?)
The artist. (Being silly.)
A glimpse of the exhibit. I never could decide which photograph was my favorite but this man-on-elephant drew me back.

1 comment:

Molly W. said...

That elephant pic does look cool.