pictures of remembrance
Photographic exhibition provides collective catharsis
It has been two years since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016 and as an homage to the late monarch, a photography exhibition by Chakrit Leelachupong depicts the kingdom’s feeling of loss. Entitled The White Wall, the series of black and white photographs record ordinary people’s show of grief when the walls of the Grand Palace became a place for the display of mourning for the beloved monarch. “For me, the white wall marks the dividing line between the living and the dead,” says Chakrit. With skillful composition and contrasts between light and shadow, the exhibition exudes not only melancholy but also a mysterious ritual-like atmosphere. The exhibition, which begins on November 3, runs until December 28 at Kathmandu Photo Gallery. For further information call 0-2234-6700.