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.

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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.

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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

Cultures in Transition featured in the artHouston Magazine

Cultures in Transition published in Issue 08

March 2019, Article by Johny Bernhard

Cultures in Transition: Spirit, Heart, Soul

Photographs by Oliver Klink

Forewords by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Geir Jordahl and Peter Finke

Book available at www.culturesintransition.com

Cultures in Transition explores the changes that people go through, the subtleties that make their life evolve, their spiritual guiding light. As a boy in Switzerland, Klink had dreams of becoming an explorer, to follow his deep curiosity and hunger to understand what makes people who they are. In 2001, he made his first trip to China with his wife and in-laws, who had left China in the 1970’s. Their stories were riveting and became the catalyst for Klink 30 trips in the next 15 years to five Asian Countries (Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar). Hephotographed 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.

Agriculture is a vital industry in China, employing over 300 million farmers. The government prides itself in providing food, shelter, and a good life to all its citizens. However, the reality is grim, as the younger generation would rather work in a factory then tend the land. Nevertheless, the elders work to keep the traditions alive.

With each subsequent trip to Asia, Klink’s explorations became more rustic and further away from the mainstream tourist locations. He watched people and started to feel their emotions about change, their worries, their acceptance. He witnessed them falling behind, trying to hold on to their comfort zones, their culture, and their spirituality. As opposed to a voyeuristic glimpse of another person’s life, the images articulate the subject’s true desires. His photography had evolved from process to artistry to authenticity.

Full article link (Page 40 – 44)

Celebration Event (Feb 23) at PhotoCentral Gallery for Cultures in Transition Exhibit with the Animals of Sulphur Creek Nature Center

Posted in the TriCity Newspaper (February 19, 2019)

Celebration at PhotoCentral Gallery with the Animal of Sulphur Creek Nature Center and Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul photography exhibition

Date: February 23 (2-4PM)

Location: 1099 E Street, Hayward, California

PhotoCentral Gallery has invited the animals of Sulphur Creek Nature Center to celebrate the award winning photography exhibit by Oliver Klink, Cultures in Transition: Spirit-Heart-Soul.

The photography exhibit explores the changes that people go through, the subtleties that make their life evolve, their spiritual guiding light. One section of the exhibit features the eagle hunters of Mongolia. Kazakhs in Western Mongolia have mastered the ancient and noble art of hunting with eagles. As nomadic tribes, their survival depends on training these majestic birds and passing on their skills to the younger generation. For centuries, this knowledge has been transferred from father to son, now father to daughter.

Sulphur Creek Nature Center will showcase their rescued animals. The parallel between the eagle hunters and the work done at Sulphur Creek Nature Center is commanding. Both outfit really cares for the animals and their release to the wild. An event not to be missed to hear about the mission of Sulphur Creek Nature Center.

Geir Jordahl, director of PhotoCentral Gallery:” The universal human quality is what links together the three chapters of Cultures in Transition. Klink’s images transcend borders without homogenizing very distinct peoples, nationalities, and cultures. The uniqueness of each is present, yet Klink asks us to see the links between them and to see ourselves within each tribe. He connects us through the use of common bonds, gestures, and expressions. In this way the personalities of his subjects shine through – their emotion, their joy, their connections with each other and, by association their connection to the viewer.” 

Event is free of charge. Kids are welcome. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/386193681946388/

For more information about the exhibit: www.culturesintransition.com

B&W Magazine: Klink awarded at the Single Image Contest

Black & White is the ultimate resource for connoisseurs and collectors of black and white fine-art photography. The magazine awarded Klink with an award for four of his images at the Single Contest.

All images can be seen at www.culturesintransition.com. His images are currently exhibited at the PhotoCentral Gallery (Hayward, California) until March 3, 2019. A special event will be held on February 23, 2019 (2-4PM), where Klink will give a tour of the exhibit. For more information and registration, click here

Black & White was welcomed by the photographic community from its first issue and its circulation has expanded around the world. While black and white photography is often thought of as a medium of the past, recent years have drawn more enthusiasts into its community, with many participants using digital-format cameras to create black and white images. We believe that the popularity of Black & White has been a factor in the accelerated growth of this medium and will continue to be a major factor in its continued popularity.

The Spider Awards: Klink receives four Nominations

Aimoldir – Eagle Huntress – 7 years old
Her charismatic looks and obvious bond with her falcon make her a favorite for photographers. I overnighted at her home and photographed her at 1AM. After we were done, she asked me to show her all the images on my computer. To my surprise, her energy kept her up until 4AM. My question was: “Are you going to be tired at school tomorrow?” Her answer: “We do get an excuse to skip class when we meet foreigners.

Industry honors best images at the Global Awards Show for Black and White Photography —

Klink was honored to receive 4 nominations at the leading international award honoring B&W photography. The celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast photo show.

Additional images can be view at www.culturesintransition.com