Glimpses of the Amazon
KATHMANDU, SEP 18 -
It was two years ago that Nicolás Van Hemelryck, an artist from Colombia, embarked on a bike trip to the peaks of the Andes—where the Amazon River begins its journey. For the next five months, the artist, a long time adventurer, followed the river’s course to its delta in the Atlantic, documenting the natural wonders that he encountered along the way. The results of his efforts have been accumulated in a series of photographs that reveal the incredible environmental wealth that the region boasts, which will be on display for the Nepali public at the Park Gallery in Pulchowk from September 29-30.
Organised by the Embassy of Republic of Colombia, India, Amazing Amazon aims to capture the rich diversity of flora and fauna, as well as the ecological significance, of the Amazonian rainforests. Van Hemelryck’s photographs revel in the colours and sights of tropical environments, and stress on the necessity of conserving such vibrant natural heritage. “The collection is vivid; it has a celebratory atmosphere to it,” says the exhibition’s curator, Prasiit Sthapit. “We’ve all seen photos of the Amazon rainforests before, but there is a unique perspective to [Van Hemelryck’s] work, of someone who has submerged himself in the environment he is working in—that shows in the photos.”
While the official inauguration will be held on September 28, at Hotel Dwarika’s in Battisputali, where vice president Parmanandha Jha will launch the exhibition, and the ambassador of Colombia to India, Juan Alfredo Pinto, will be present as guest of honour, the photos will be open for public viewing the day after.
Amazing Amazon will open at 12 pm on September 29
Posted on: 2012-09-18 08:55