INDIA: The Heritage Collection
An evening exploring the photographic journeys of Ron Ritz, M.D.
July 18, 5–7pm
$5 suggested donation
TIME – LIFE Magazine B & W film photographer, Dr. Ron Ritz shares images and stories of India. From the slums of Mumbai to the Himalayan foothills, Dr. Ritz has captured the depth of place on the streets and in the eyes of its people. ‘The Heritage Collection’ is currently in production and will be ‘the first’ photography book to be offered by Dr.Ritz. See a sampling of these stunning images as well as meet the artist during this must see presentation.
In this stunning collection of photographs taken in India, Dr. Ritz brings into full focus the truth of daily life in the slums of Mumbai, the opulent grandeur of the Taj Mahal, and the mysterious legend of life in the shadow of the Himalayas. He brings us into the picture as we witness people in their homes, sees them manage life in the streets, and offers us insight into the stoicism of those whose existence is endured in some of the most challenging living conditions in the world. The full spectrum of the human condition is captured from infancy to the aged with all their visual stories of life, love, and loss, in between.
The collection includes more than 100 images that have been expertly produced on RC paper printed by Dr. Ritz in his darkroom, and subsequently duplicated with infinite care in digital format by Joaquin Salazar. This compilation not only serves as a testimony to the delightful diversity of people’s lives in today’s India, but also offers a body of work, which demonstrates the skill acquired through years of questing for excellence in execution by both Dr. Ritz and Joaquin Salazar.