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Work of Dr Dunstan Perera is to be showcased at an exhibition in London in the new year

Work of Dr Dunstan Perera is to be showcased at an exhibition in London in the new year - 

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The work of renowned Sri Lankan born photographer Dr Dunstan Perera is to be showcased at a special exhibition to be held in London in the new year.

Dr Perera has devoted his career to experimenting with alternative photograph printing techniques. His interest in photography began at the age of only eight, and his latest method creates photographs with a unique, almost painting-like appearance.

The works will be on display at the store of Jessops, at 63-69 New Oxford Street, from Thursday 24th January.

The exhibition, entitled 'Faces of Sri Lanka', will be launched with a special open evening on the 24th from 7.30pm. In the presence of Dr Perera and other guests, the event will give an insight into the methods and techniques used to produce the images.

Visitors will be welcomed with wine and a buffet, and will hear a few words from the doctor himself.

Dr Perera said: 'My images are printed using the creart process, onto high quality water colour paper and using earth pigments - similar to the ones used by ancient man to paint caves and temples. The creat process uses non-toxic chemistry.

'The evening promises to offer a fascinating insight into this process, and into the views and beliefs I have established in 50 years of work in the field.'

Medium format experts Mamiya will also be supporting the event. The top of the range cameras, as used by Dr Perera, will be showcased at the store - and visitors will have the opportunity to try the equipment for themselves and take advantage of some exclusive Mamiya offers.

Further information and free invitations to the unique event are available by visiting Jessops at 63-69 New Oxford Street, or calling 0116 232 6056 and speaking to Hannah Tomlinson. Details can also be found on the website at www.jessops.com.

Dr Perera will be the guest of Mamiya and Jessops on New Oxford Street from the 24th to the 27th January.

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