We Are Bhutan
We Are Bhutan
We Are Bhutan's aim is to teach the art of photography to the Bhutanese, allowing them to tell their story, & share it with the world.
We Are Bhutan's aim is to teach the art of photography to the Bhutanese, allowing them to tell their story, & share it with the world. Read more
About this project
After receiving the approval letter from the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Paulda & Kuenga’s project will take place next year, June / July 2015.
Mark's Exhibition at Centennial Museum: University of Texas at El Paso
Many thanks to the following Team Bhutan participants:
Kinley Wangdi Tourism Council of Bhutan
Oscar Becerra Editing, Filming
Erick Ruiz Graphics, Creative Works
April Samson Creative Works, Communication
Nichole Ayoub Video Narration
Maribel Villalva Author of We are Bhutan Article for El Paso Times
Myrna Zanatel Author of We are Bhutan Article in El Paso Scene
Dr. Tom Alost Guest Chef for We are Bhutan Benefit Dinner
Andrea Kirs Dorsey’s Cards & Gifts
Ray Sanchez Ghostlight Creative
Melinda Liu Century Club, London
Gary Edens UTEP Vice President for Student Affairs
Chundu Rigden UTEP Student Interviewee
Tshering Eudön UTEP Student Interviewee
Adair Margo U.S. Former Chairwoman of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
Risks and challenges
It will definitely be a challenge to live up to the expectations the hopeful Bhutanese community have put on the project.
The culture difference between the instructors and participants can pose a challenge in the sense that it is important to get the Bhutanese to tell their story without the influence of Mark Paulda, as a westerner.
This will be one of the very first times the participants have ever held a camera of any sort. Some difficulty can be expected in teaching the various elements of the art of photography, as well as the mechanics of a camera, to the participants in the allotted amount of time.
An important objective is not just teaching them how to take a photo, but also the business of photography. The workshop is meant for them to utilize such skills for making money, and their understanding of how to do so may be a challenging task.
An ongoing challenge is obtaining the support of the photographic community as well as the rest of the world's.
Whether or not the world will be enlightened by the story told by the Bhutanese, is in our hands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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