tiradentes photo exhibit, book launch, and film debut

You are cordially invited to a photo exhibit opening, a book launch and signing, and a short film debut with a Q & A afterwards. Or: quite a night. (Para a convite em português, favor olhar em baixo o gráfico da convite imprimida.)

The photo exhibit, named Tiradentes: Becos e Berços (Tiradentes: Alleys & Cradles), is the fruit of 9 years of morning and other walks, with my black Lab, through the colonial streets of my Brazilian home town. Shot entirely in black & white, the images are all hand-made, with no digital processing whatsoever, developed and enlarged in the laundry room darkroom of my backyard.

Accompanying the art opening is the Mineiro launch of the book To Belém & Back about a long journey into the heart of Brazil, that began and ended in Tiradentes.

To celebrate the launch and book signing in the cradle of its creation, I’m debuting a short film, “Tiradentes 2 Belém,” which was inspired by the multi-faceted journey, to be followed by a short Q & A session.

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About ben

Ben Batchelder has traveled some of the world's most remote roads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Yet he persists, for through such journeys life unfolds. Having published four books that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, he is a mountain man in Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. His second travel yarn, To Belém & Back, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. For more, visit www.benbatchelder.com.

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