Park City Gallery Show Focuses on Himalayan Cataract Project
Gallery MAR exhibit will highlight world-renowned adventure photographer Ace Kvale’s work featuring the Himalayan Cataract Project
Gallery MAR in Park City, UT is introducing a special photography exhibit at the end of this month to raise awareness and funds for the Himalayan Cataract Project.
Running April 29 through May 8, 2016, the exhibit will feature a collection of images by international photographer Ace Kvale.
In an effort to raise consciousness about the problem of global blindness, Kvale has focused his lens on fellow adventurer and co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project Dr. Geoffrey Tabin.
Kvale has traveled with Dr. Tabin and the Himalayan Cataract Project to Ethiopia, Rwanda, India and Nepal to document high-volume cataract campaigns, where hundreds had their sight restored over the course of a couple days.
Both men will be in-gallery the evening of May 3, when the artist reception takes place. Dr. Tabin is scheduled to give a presentation at 7 p.m.
About the Artist
Ace Kvale began his relationship with photography working in front of the lens as a ski model in the early ‘80s. This relationship shifted when he hitchhiked through Africa for five months carrying a small manual Rollei camera. When he returned and showed his images to the professional photographers he knew, they urged him to make it a career. Ace had witnessed the world in a different way—through a viewfinder—and he’s not looked back.
Both photographer and adventurer, Kvale has traveled to more than 60 countries and participated in 25 expeditions to Asia and the Himalayas. His images have appeared in National Geographic, Outside Magazine and, most recently, USA Today. Kvale has contributed imagery to dozens of books and movies, and has taken portraits of numerous celebrities from Jerry Garcia to Tiger Woods.