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Guided Exhibition Tour: Sanctuary Frozen in Time: A Photographic account of a 30,000 km Odyssey across Mongolia

Marc Progin
Friday, 10 May 2024
Drink reception and meet the speaker from 4:30pm; Exhibition Tour at 5 pm
La Galerie Paris 1839, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central

'When nothing but earth, heaven and nature are the companions of your days and nights, then life is a wonderful journey into the immensity of true freedom.'

"Sanctuary Frozen in Time" is an exhibition that takes the audience on a photographic journey throughout Mongolia, with Marc Progin leading a pilgrimage back to the origins of life across a vast domain, where nature is the sole landlord and men abide by its laws.

Seen through the eyes of the photographer, Marc Progin, Mongolia is a haven of peace - an asylum for nature, wildlife and human beings living a nomadic life. 

Mongolia is a "Sanctuary Frozen in Time" where nomads live in harmony with the natural world and settled to live of nothing other than the fruits of mother nature - a heritage that Marc Progin perpetuates through his photography.

Marc Progin is a Swiss adventurer, photographer and writer, often travelling to Mongolia, since he retired from being a watchmaker.

Struck by the light and the beauty of the country, he became a photographer to give evidence of his odysseys to Mongolia. A seasoned long-distance runner, he is tough enough to power himself and his bike for monthslong off-road journeys and his mind travelling. He designs his own maps, navigates with the sun, the stars, and a compass in all four seasons, trading his bike for hiking boots and camels when tackling ice, snow, and blizzards during his winter trips.

Marc Progin's work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Hong Kong Blue Lotus Gallery, City University of Hong Kong Banga Gallery, the HK Foreign Correspondent's Club, the HK Heritage Project, and Palais de la Porte Dorée Paris. He also gives regular talks at societies, universities and schools in Switzerland and Hong Kong. 

Members of the RGS-HK, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$200 for RGS Members and HK$250 for guests and others.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to
La Galerie Paris 1839.

The opinions expressed in this talk are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect those of the Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong.

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