Press Release: May 13, 2019
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.