Paci contemporary gallery announces the opening of the exhibition focused on the American photographer Phil Borges, who has been passionately documenting habits and lives of ethnic people around the world, using the style of the “environmental portrait” for over 25 years.
On view more than 50 works. The show will be accompanied by a new anthological volume published by Silvana Editoriale, with a critical text by Phil Borges and an introduction by the Dalai Lama, who is a personal friend of the artist.
Through his books and exhibitions, Phil attempts to create a relationship between the audience and his subjects: “I want the viewer to see these people as individuals, to know their names and a bit of their history, not just to view them as anonymous part of some remote ethnic group”. In his book Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion introduces individuals from a deeply spiritual culture who have been marginalized and displaced by the occupation of their homeland.
In 1998 he joined Amnesty International presenting Enduring Spirit, an exhibition and a volume to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Humans Right. Worldwide acclaimed and prizewinner for his humanitarian engagement, his photographs are collected and exhibited in many museums all over the world and his award-winning books have been published in four languages. In 1998 he was given the “Photoperson of the year” award.
Phil Borges : Portraits from the World
Opening October 22nd 2021 at the presence of the artist
On view until the end of February 2022
Paci contemporary gallery
via Borgo Pietro Wuhrer 53
25123 Brescia – Italy