Jane Vincent-Havelka: Return to Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon (7:15 PM EDT)
Start time: 7:15 pm
Jane Vincent-Havelka is a London photographer and writer. Over 17 years she travelled extensively in South America, doing documentary photography, consulting and public relations with her first husband and two young children. Her photographs were used in presentations given to universities, schools, service clubs, and international groups - and for media work and public relations, for book illustrations, and by a New York agency. Following her husband’s death, the focus of her photography changed to Asia. She has travelled widely on that continent, from Pakistan to the Philippines - including thirteen high-altitude treks in the Himalayas - and also to central Africa. For many years, she wrote full page travel articles, illustrated by her photographs, for newspapers across Canada. Two of her articles have been accepted in Bradt travel anthologies.
Bhutan is a Buddhist country in the Himalayas with a unique culture. Jane was there 25 years ago. Since her first visit, the country has become a democracy and has accepted TV, the internet and cell phones. New roads, private cars and hydro power are opening up the country. Travelling across Bhutan again, Jane will see the impact of the changes. Is the country reaching its goal of Gross National Happiness for its people?
Jane has a particular interest in photographing people, with their cultures and livelihoods, and the effects of the environment, economics and politics on their lives. A lot of her travel has been on foot, hiking and trekking between remote villages, and rough travel ‘off the beaten track’.
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