tiradentes book launch, photo exhibit, and film debut


You are cordially invited to a photo exhibit opening, a book launch and signing, and a short film debut followed by a Q & A with author/photographer Ben Batchelder afterwards.  (Para a convite em português, favor olhar em baixo o gráfico da convite imprimida.)

The photo exhibit, named Tiradentes: Becos e Berços (Tiradentes: Alleys & Cradles), is the fruit of 9 years of morning and other walks, with the author’s black Lab, through the colonial streets of his Brazilian home town. Shot entirely in black & white, the images are all hand-made, with no digital processing whatsoever, developed and enlarged in the laundry room darkroom of his backyard.
Accompanying the art opening is the Mineiro launch of the book To Belém & Back about a long journey into the heart of Brazil, that began and ended in Tiradentes.
To celebrate the launch and book signing in the cradle of its creation, the author is debuting a short film, “Tiradentes 2 Belém,” which was inspired by the multi-faceted journey, to be followed by a short Q & A session.

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About Ben

Author Ben Batchelder has traveled extensively on American and Brazilian backroads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Nevertheless he has published two books on his New World journeys, that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, with plans for more. Having grown up in Cambridge, Mass., he currently leads a bi-hemispheric life, as a mountain man with a writer’s retreat in the hills of Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. For more, visit www.benbatchelder.com.