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Photographing Bhutanese Dance: the Michael Aris Collection

There is an event at The Pitt Rivers Museum this weekend that might be of interest to photographers.

Michael Aris was a leading authority on Himalayan Studies and worked in Bhutan during the 60s and 70s. His photographs show this mountainous kingdom before the arrival of planes, tourism and television. The talk will explain elements of Bhutanese dance traditions by teasing out stories captured within the frozen frame of these still images. More recent film footage will be used to show the context of the dance images.”

©Michael Aris

The times are 2.30 – 3.30 on Saturday 18th. Full details of this event can be found on the BBC website here is the link