#617 Art Exhibition Success

Social Documentary Photographer Brings Story of Calcutta Boxers to Ottawa

Close to 100 people squeezed through our studio on Preston Street throughout the evening Saturday night.

They came to see some fine photo art and to learn more about underprivileged female boxers in Calcutta. Guests included people from Ottawa Magazine, Canadian Geographic, Library & Archives Canada, art photography collectors and photo fans.

Photo Art Exhibition - Ottawa photo studio
Photo Art Exhibition – Ottawa photo studio

The event, hosted at Ottawa Studio Works, was part of a one-night exhibit of award-winning social documentary photographer, David Trattles.

David Trattles @ Ottawa Studio Works

David Trattles @ Ottawa Studio Works

Dave has a unique ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. But the photos are only one-part of the story. Hearing him speak about his work really reflects the passion he has for his subjects.

Photo Art Exhibition - Ottawa photo studio

Photo Art Exhibition - Ottawa photo studio

Trattles’ show included a 45 minute presentation on his work photographing the “boxing ladies” of Calcutta, a group of young women using boxing to get themselves out of the slums. Trattles spent many months following the women and chronicling their story on traditional film cameras.

Photo Art Exhibition - Ottawa photo studio

Photo Presentation - Ottawa photo studio

Dave’s prints speaks volumes. His story telling adds magic to the still photos. He tells stories no one else is telling.

 Photo Art Exhibition @ Ottawa Studio Works
Photo Art Exhibition @ Ottawa Studio Works

Trattles has over 20 years experience in social documentary photography shooting for a long list of clients including aid agencies, prominent magazines and individual projects.

Art Exhibition - Ottawa photo studio
Photo Art Exhibition @ Ottawa Studio Works

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