Photo exhibition by National Geographic Slovenia "Vanishing Cultures" aims to present peoples who still live as they did centuries ago.
Photographers Arne Hodalič and Katja Bidovec are exhibiting photographs from the project "Vanishing Cultures" at the Ljubljana castle since 9th of June till 24th of September.
On display are portraits of indigenous people from inaccessible parts of the Omo River in Ethiopia and from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, the last wildernesses in India. Although the photographs were taken in remote areas and under very difficult conditions, the photographers sought to portray the individuals as if photographed in a real photography studio.
"The basic idea is to photograph different ethnic groups in a portable studio which enables uniform studio-quality lighting regardless of the available light. For this purpose, we use a mobile black tent and studio strobes so we are able to light the portraits in a very precise way. We want to get an effect as if they are shot in a real photographic studio, although this is carried out in hard-to-reach places where conditions are harsh and available resources are very basic," explained Hodalič on his blog.