David Trattles’ award winning photographs come to Ottawa Studio Works for one night only – May 7th, 2011 from 8pm onwards. Boxing Ladies presentation starts at 9pm.
David’s show showcases out-takes from travels around rural Canada, Germans who live as cowboys in east Germany and a travelogue of panorama prints from a cycle trip in India.
The show will also feature a presentation of the Boxing Ladies, which is about the story behind the photographs of the girls who are boxing in Calcutta, and how the photographs were presented in the environment that they came from.
Trattles spent months in Calcutta befriending the women and capturing their stories.
See the video below – in Hindi and English.
David Trattles has been photographing for over 20 years. He has been traveling, by bicycle, and working as a social documentary photographer. His work is about interactions between people, photographed from within the happenings.
His work has appeared in Canadian Geographic, Elle, MacLeans, the Globe and Mail, Arctic Journal, Canada Year Book and Ottawa City Magazine. His work was featured on CBC Television’s “Legacy: The Will to Survive”.
He is also a Master Black and White printer winning the Kodak Print of the Year Award in 1998.
In conjunction with the show, David will also be running a photojournalism and social documentary photography workshop from May 5-8, 2011. The workshop is a combination of in-class and in-the-field study focusing on using the camera to tell a story.
Sue Skillen, past student on David Trattles workshop glowed “I have not seen anything even close to this offered in Ottawa. David has an impressive history of capturing the personalities of people all over the world.”
Learn more about David, his adventures and the Boxing Ladies in a Canadian Geographic interview