Black-and-white photos by Oliver Klink are interesting cultural sketches about life in remote corners of our planet. The travel photographer tells about Myanmar, the Kingdom of Bhutan and the isolated Chinese provinces.

Gentle

Gentle. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Oliver Klink is a experienced traveler. Realizing that the globalization absorbs original cultures, he focuses on the authenticity, on the traditions, and common life of ordinary people in rural places. His pictures are an encyclopedia of life; photos of diversity and uniqueness.

Oliver is a physicist, was born in Switzerland, and became a photographer. He is one of the few photographers who printing his works using the piezography technique.

Laborious

Laborious. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

As Klink says, his teachers were Art Wolf, Chris Rainer, Jimmy Nelson, Amy Vitale - travelers who traveled half the world with a camera in their hands.

Community Affair

Community Affair. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

The transition from a pre-modern or traditional to a modern society is frequently described as modernization. Modernization has had the consequences of diminishing the relevance of old world customs, rituals, familial and social relationships.

The set of photos “Consequences” addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures on the fringe of modern society resilient enough to maintain their vibrancy.

As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.

Ancient Farming

Ancient Farming. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Home

Home. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Tattoed 1961

Tattoed 1961. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Tattoed 1963

Tattoed 1963. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Wind Proof

Wind Proof. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Spiritual

Spiritual. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

God's Rays

God's Rays. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Herding instinct

Herding instinct. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Horse Ride

Horse Ride. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Fishing Break

Fishing Break. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Stepwell

Stepwell. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Opium

Opium. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Chinese Checker

Chinese Checker. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Spring Festival

Spring Festival. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

Growing Up

Growing Up. Disappearing cultures. Myanmar's and Chinese spiritual photos by Oliver Klink

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