Monday 30th January 2012 (7:45pm
at the Conference Suite - Liverpool
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With a long background in professional kayaking, and having recently completed
a degree in Photojournalism at University College Falmouth, twice World
Freestyle Champion Deb Pinniger is planning to share her first major photographic
body of work from the Ladakh area of the Indian Himalayas.
Conducted during a recent expedition on the Zanskar and Tsarap Chu Rivers,
Deb’s striking black and white images explore the remote cultures,
landscapes and communities of the area, all bound by a dependability and
raw admiration for nature and her essential waterways.
Currently studying for an MA in Anthropology, Deb’s work remains
focused on an exploration of social landscapes and remote cultural groups.
Working in a traditional photographic medium, Deb’s cross-section
of intimate portraits and open landscapes display one of the last communities
practicing Tibetan Buddhism in its original form. Her lecture will explore
the effects of cultural isolation from the perspective of the Ladakhi
people, and the influence of landscape in preserving social traditions,
customs and beliefs.
Deb will talk about her own experiences within these communities on and
off the water, describing the stories behind the photos through an immersive
multimedia lecture. Fusing image, sound and text- both theoretical and
prosaic- her presentation builds an engaging narrative of these outlying
communities, their deep cultural traditions and ancient landscapes.
Deb will also make connections between her own kayaking background and
recent passion within photography, encouraging discussion to how a slower
and more methodical approach within both of these disciplines unlocks
a new awareness to cultures, landscapes and nature.