08th October 2015, Singapore – Happiness Is A Place is the latest travel photography book compiling the BEST 150+ beautifully captured images from a 7 days of travel photography trip around Bhutan and produced by 12 photographers from 6 countries. It was the first Leica Akademie travel photography in Asia led by Michael Lee and seamlessly coordinated by Xing Asia.
While the trip was largely for photography, Xing Asia also encouraged participants to take the opportunity to give back to community. So the team brought with them school supplies for the kids and visited Dhur Primary School (DPS), a village school about 15 kilometers from Bhumtang – located on the eastern para of Bhutan. The school is only accessible through a rough and somewhat tricky one-lane dirt track but the journey is well worth the effort. We get to see many parts of Bhutan that the world don’t get to see.
There are a total of 96 students that came from far-flung villages studying at DPS. The school (DPS) is a humble one-storey building with no fancy or luxury facilities while many things visibly requires considerable repair (or replacement). After visiting DPS, everyone was touched by much effort these students and educators went for the sake of basic education, DPS found a special place in the hearts of those who visited and the experience inspired the team to want to do more for the community. So the idea is to produce a travel photography book – Happiness Is A Place.
Happiness Is A Place will be available at Leica Stores in Singapore at SGD $50.00 each – from 9th Oct 2015 onward. The photos from the book are also repro-printed on high-quality paper in coffee table format, and these prints will make an excellent conversation piece.
Lastly, we are pleased to inform everyone that ALL sales proceeds from the Book will go towards funding the DPS education & logistical requirements, which have been pre-identified and prioritized in coordination with the school Principal. More immediately, the school needs a photocopier machine and also equally important, to start building a library/multi-purpose hall.
For more information, please make contact with Xing Asia with the below contact details.
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