Manang 30 Years After

in section Exhibitions

Manang is remote mountain village beneath the Annapurna massif in Nepal. In 1979 the Czech photographer Zdenek Thoma spent a several days photographing the village and it's people. After approximately thirty years, his son Michal arrived to Manang documenting the dramatic change.

The original exhibition set of old and new photographs created by the father and son authors was displayed in Kathmandu, Nepal and is kept in Manang village itself as a permanent show. Photographic project reached it's flashpoint in autumn 2011 with the big exhibition in the Prague's Stone Bell House. Another displays in the regions of Czech Republic and European countries are in planning.

To find almost everything about this long-term project, please visit it's dedicated website manang.thoma.cz.

Among other the pages contains these sections:

  • Project - Where you'll find the project history from it's very beginning in 1979 till today.
  • Photographs - Image gallery containing selection of 35 exhibition images.
  • Video - Short movie by Miloš Zábranský about the project and cut of the Zdenek Thoma's footage from Manang 30 years ago.
  • Manang and Nyeshangbas - Village and it's inhabitants in nutshell.

The photographs are offered for exhibiting on various places. To find details about the exhibition set please see Exhibition sets.

 

Preview

Manang village in 1979.
Manang village in 1979.
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Manang during the Spring 2011 visit.
Manang during the Spring 2011 visit.
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Matured ladies in Manang are watching 30 years old photographs.
Matured ladies in Manang are watching 30 years old photographs.
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Three self confident girls in 1979.
Three self confident girls in 1979.
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Now matured woman photographed in Kathmandu in 2011.
Now matured woman photographed in Kathmandu in 2011.
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Zdeněk Thoma with his companion leaves Manang in 1979.
Zdeněk Thoma with his companion leaves Manang in 1979.
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Zdeněk a Michal Thoma in Manang during their Spring 2011 visit.
Zdeněk a Michal Thoma in Manang during their Spring 2011 visit.
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