Phil Borges”

Opening October 22nd 2021 at the presence of the artist

Paci contemporary gallery

via Borgo Pietro Wuhrer 53 25123 Brescia – IT

Paci contemporary gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition focused on the great American photographer  Phil Borges, the world-famous reporter and one of the greatest contemporary photographers, that has been passionately documenting habits and lives of ethnical people around the world, using the vehicle of the “environmental portrait” for over 25 years.

The official opening is scheduled for Friday October 22nd at Brescia gallery, at the presence of the artist. On view more than 50 works. The show will be accompanied by a new anthological volume published by Silvana Editoriale, with a critical text by Phil Borges and an introduction by the Dalai Lama, personal friend of the artist. 

Through his books and exhibitions, Phil attempts to create a relationship between the audience and his subjects: “I want the viewer to see these people as individuals, to know their names and a bit of their history, not just to view them as anonymous part of some remote ethnic”. In his book Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion introduces individuals from a deeply spiritual culture who have been marginalized and displaced by the occupation of their homeland.

In 1998 he joined Amnesty International presenting Enduring Spirit, ah exhibition and a volume to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Humans Right. Worldwide acclaimed and prizewinner for his humanitarian engagement, his photographs are collected and exhibited in many museums all over the world and his award-winning books have been published in four languages. In 1998 he was given the “Photoperson of the year” award.

The exhibition will be on view until the end of February 2022!

direct link: Brescia – Paci contemporary Gallery

Who is Phil Borges?

For over twenty-five years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and his award winning books, which have been published in four languages, include Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered and Tibet: Culture on the Edge. He has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures for Discovery and National Geographic channels. Phil also lectures and teaches internationally.

Phil’s recent project, Crazywise, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness, mental illness and the relevance of Shamanic traditional practices and beliefs to those of us living in the modern world.

Phil’s program Women Empowered has produced several short documentaries, a book and an exhibition highlighting some of the extraordinary women worldwide who are breaking through gender barriers and conventions in order to enhance the well being of their communities.

In 2000 Phil founded Bridges to Understanding, an on-line classroom program that connects youth worldwide through digital storytelling in order to enhance cross-cultural understanding and help build a sense of global citizenship in youth. He also co-founded Blue Earth Alliance, a  nonprofit that sponsors photographic projects focusing on endangered cultures and threatened environments. Font: Wikipedia