MINGALABA: a photo project about Burma is a project by me, Tyler Ray, showing select photos from Burma. It is my first gallery showing but the first of many, I hope. Mingalaba means "hello" in Burmese.
I went to Burma in January of 2012 as a curious but uncertain tourist. My uncertainty evaporated immediately after arriving though. Even though I could only stay a short time, the gilded spires and radiant people brandishing side-by-side images of Aung Sung Suu Kyi and her father Aung San have been present on my mind daily. I came away from Burma with a selection of great photos that shouldn't sit on my hard drive and be locked in my memory alone.
So, I’m having a set of high quality prints made, providing a window into the lives and attitude of the people I saw. I have selected thirteen images to get printed with the theme of “Temple Life.”
Retail Therapy shop and gallery on Seattle’s Capital Hill has agreed to show my work in August. The images will be displayed for the whole month but the official “opening” is on August 8 during the monthly Capital Hill Art Walk.
I believe it is important to present the best possible product which is why I need your help. The prints will be printed on archivable paper and coated with a UV protection coating, which is not cheap. Then, I will mount and frame them using simple basic black frames and white matting.
After researching many print shops for cost and quality, I have decided on the local printers, Bellevue Fine Art Reproductions. I’ve made some prints with them in the past, and both their work and customer service are excellent. Plus, I’m proud to support local talent for this project.
Your support is greatly appreciated, and I have a series of gifts that I hope you will appreciate in return.
Firstly, all backers will receive the following:
1. Updates on the progress of this show and future showings.
2. Your name featured on the "Backers' List," which will accompany the photos on display.
3. A nice postcard featuring one of my images with one of my favorite poems or quotes handwritten on the back.
A variety of print options are available too, depending on your gift level. You can select which image you want by looking here. Just think, a genuine "Ray."
Want to know more?
Please feel free to contact me directly with questions or comments via the contact button at the bottom of this page. I have more photos of Burma and other sets of images at my website www.tylermilesray.com/.
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