New Exhibit: Cultures in Transition Book at Davis Orton Gallery (New York) – Dec 7 – 22, 2019

Don’t miss the opening reception of the 10th annual Photobook show at the Davis Orton Gallery in New York.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2020

Time: 3 – 5PM

Location: 114 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 – 518.567.4056 

The books were selected by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography & Karen DavisCurator, Co-Founder, Davis Orton Gallery.

“Speaking for Paula and me, this show is always a delight to exhibit, with such a range of content, creative ideas and artistry.” Karen Davis.

Books are on display at the Davis Orton Gallery until December 22. The show will then travel to the Griffin Museum in 2020.

If you are in New York, stop by the Gallery, get your creative juice rolling, and collect incredible books.

Cultures in Transition Books are for sale at the Davis Orton Gallery or online. You can also pick up a copy (when in New York) at the ClampArt Gallery and ThrockMorton Gallery.

What a great way to start the holiday seasons!

About Cultures in Transition

Eight Awards for best photography book of 2019

Over 15 years in five Asian countries (Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Mongolia), Klink explored the subtleties of people’s lives, their spiritual guiding light, the changes in the family nucleus, the resistance to stay autonomous, and the empowerment of women. Photographs are of exotic places and people, yet they connect deeply to what it means to be human. They are about survival. They are about the Spirit, Heart, and Soul in us all.

The book won eight awards for best photography book of 2019. The exhibit is printed with a process called Piezography. By using a combination of pigment ink and a proprietary profiling process I produce enhanced highlight and shadow details that exceed what is capable of using silver-based or platinum-based traditional darkroom processes.

Judges’ Choice + Gold Awards by PubWest (True North Editions & Cultures in Transition: Spirit Heart Soul)

A Competition Reflecting the Best of Book Design and Production 

PubWest Book Design Awards were developed to recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books throughout North America.

The winner of this year’s Judges’ Choice Award is Cultures in Transition: Spirit–Heart-Soul, a beautifully designed, printed, and bound photography book from True North Editions that explores the changes that people go through, the subtleties that make life evolve, and their spiritual guiding lights. For winning the Judges’ Choice Award, True North Editions will receive one free registration to the PubWest 2020 conference.

Kent Watson, Executive Director, PubWest

More info: www.culturesintransition.com

Throckmorton Gallery (New York): Book signing for Cultures in Transition (Best photography book of 2018) (May 30 6-8PM)

Press Release: May 13, 2019

Thorckmorton Gallery will host a book signing on May 30 (6-8PM) at the gallery located at 145 Est 57th Street, 3rd Floor, New York NY 10022 for Oliver Klink award-winning book – Cultures in Transition: Spirit Heart Soul. Cultures In Transition was selected as best photography book by the Independent Publisher (2019 IPPY GOLD AWARD)

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.

The book was printed at Longo Press in Italy as 7 color offset and bound in Milan at Legatoria. True North Editions, 2018. In Engish. 168 pp., black-and-white illustrations, 13½ × 12″. 

Spencer Throckmorton founded Throckmorton Fine Art in 1980 and maintains a high profile gallery in New York City’s East 57th Street art district that he has become one of the foremost sources for important Latin American Contemporary and Vintage Photography, as well as for antique Pre-Columbian artworks, and Chinese Jade and Antiquities. Throckmorton is unique in its approach to dealing in several categories and for supporting a vigorous exhibition and publishing program for each specialty. Spencer Throckmorton and his colleagues most value the relationships they have built not just with their clients but with the artists and museum officials and scholars whose fascination with the subjects they feature matches theirs.

More information:

Throckmorton

Cultures In Transition

ClampArt Gallery (New York): Book signing & Artist Talk for Cultures in Transition (Best photography book of 2018) (May 29 6-8PM)

Press Release: May 13, 2019

ClampArt will host a book signing and Artist Talk on May 29 (6-8PM) at the gallery located at 247 West 29th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001 for Oliver Klink award-winning book – Cultures in Transition: Spirit Heart Soul. Cultures In Transition was selected as best photography book by the Independent Publisher (2019 IPPY GOLD AWARD)

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.

The book was printed at Longo Press in Italy as 7 color offset and bound in Milan at Legatoria. True North Editions, 2018. In Engish. 168 pp., black-and-white illustrations, 13½ × 12″. 

Established in 2000, ClampArt is located in the Flower District in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. ClampArt represents a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists of all media with a specialization in photography. In addition, the gallery carries a large selection of modern and contemporary paintings, prints, and photographs from the early 20th century to the present. ClampArt has placed artwork in numerous important public collections, including the following among many others. Owner, Brian Paul Clamp, has over twenty-five years of experience in the field. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University, and is the author of over forty articles and publications on American art to date.

For more information:

ClampArt Gallery

Cultures In Transition

Cultures In Transition Book receives 2019 GOLD AWARD by the Independent Publisher

Best Photography Book of 2018

April 24, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 23rd annual, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest. The quality of this year’s entries was mind-boggling…so much creativity, so much talent…

This year’s medal-winning books came from authors around the world: we had winners from 5 Australian states, 7 Canadian provinces, 42 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Guam, plus France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and 7 winners from around the U.K.

Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul was selected as the GOLD AWARD in the Photography Categorie. The book is going to be featured at the Book Expo (May 29-31, 2019) in New York and at the Award Ceremony (May 28, 2019), New York.

Join us to celebrate these amazing books!

Cultures in Transition was published by True North Editions, edited by Geir Jordahl, designed by Kate Jordahl, printed at Longo Press, Bolzano, Italy, bound at Legatoria, Milan, Italy, and for sale at www.culturesintransition.com.

The book has a companion traveling exhibit, which debuted at the PhotoCentral Gallery (Hayward, CA) in December 2018. Since the grand opening at PhotoCentral, the exhibit has traveled to Pictura Gallery, (Bloomington, Indiana) in April/May, and will be exhibited at Camerawork Gallery (Portland, OR) in June, Oficino Uno Gallery (Carmel, CA) in June, Shadows Gallery (Arles, France) in July. For schedule information go to www.culturesintranstion.com

Book is available for sale at Cultures in Transition

Cultures in Transition on Exhibit at Pictura Gallery (Bloomington, Indiana) – Press Coverage by the Hoosier Times

Press Release, April 14, 2019

Cultures in Transition at Pictura Gallery (April 5 – June 1, 2019)

Oliver Klink photographed over a span of 15 years in Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, and Myanmar. His environmental portraits capture the continuity between family, work, and spirituality.  

Location: Pictura Gallery, 202 South Rogers Street Bloomington, IN 47404

Dates: April 5 – June 1, 2019

Cultures In Transition listed as Finalist at the Foreword INDIES Award

Press Release: March 2019

Whether you’re a librarian, a bookseller, or just a general lover of books, you know that independent presses and authors are publishing some of the most innovative, creative, and beautiful books. To honor the very best of indie publishing each year, we’re pleased to host the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards!

Thousands of books are entered each year, and our panel of over 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in over 60 categories.

VIEW THE 2018 FINALISTS

Cultures in Transition (published by True North Editions) was selected in the Adult NonFictions, Photography category. Cultures in Transition is in really good company with other amazing books, such as Anne Brigmann (Publisher Rizzoli Electa), Animal Kingdom (Publisher Welcome Books), Edward Weston (Publisher MFA Publications), Jimmy Nelson Homage to Humanity (Publisher Rizzoli), and a few others.

Winners will be announced in June, 2019

Books is available for purchase at Cultures In Transition