Hi new york – hope you can make it this saturday. Jennifer McFarlane has organized an exhibition and benefit for the Tibet Fund.
TIBET Exhibition in Manhattan
TIBET Exhibition and Photographic Print Sale to Benefit The Tibet Fund
Opens September 16th
On Saturday, September 16th, the “Tibet” photography exhibition of Tibetan culture, a fund raiser for the Tibet Fund, opens at The Photographic Gallery in downtown Manhattan. The opening night party, from 5:00 to 8:00, features a performance by Tibetan Folk singer Tenzin Kunsel and a talk by Rinchen Dharlo, president of the Tibet Fund.
Acclaimed photographers Steve McCurry, Teru Kuwayama, Sonam Zoksang, Jesse Pesta and Jennifer Macfarlane are exhibiting images from Tibet, Nepal and India reflecting the cultural, religious and national identity of the Tibetan people from September 16th through September 26th. In support of the Tibetan community, these photographers aim to raise awareness and money for The Tibet Fund, a 501 3© non-profit organization dedicated to helping Tibetans improve their lives and preserve their distinct cultural, religious and national identity. All profits go to The Tibet Fund. www.tibetfund.org
Limited edition photographs will be on sale for $600 to $6,000, with smaller prints for $150 and $30. Credit card sales will be available at the gallery and through October 16th online at www.BenefitEvents.com -
The opening evening hospitality has been generously donated by How Sweet It Is Bakery, Original Sin Cider, East Village Cheese, Studio Sweet Pea and Vision of Tibet. Please rsvp to
The films “Tibet Cry of the Snow Lion” and “Kundun” will be shown at 7:00 on respectively, Wednesday, September 20th and Saturday, September 22
Teru Kuwayama has worked extensively in Asia and the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, Kashmir, Iraq, and Cambodia. He has also covered stories in the U.S. and Africa and is a contributor to such publications as Life, Outside, National Geographic, Doubletake, Newsweek and Fortune. www.terukuwayama.com
Steve McCurry is recognized as one of today’s finest image makers, has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy. A member of Magnum Photos since 1986, many of his images have become modern icons.
Jennifer Macfarlane, curator/photographer, has published photographs from Tibet, Cambodia, and Iceland. In response to the 2004 Tsunami, she organized the successful Spice benefit exhibition of photographs of
Asia, which raised $30,000 for the non-profit organization Architecture for Humanity. www.jennifermacfarlane.com
Sonam Zoksang, born in Tibet, came to New York with his Benares English teacher in 1983. He considers his photo documentation of Tibet and the exiled Tibetan community to be the most important work of his career thus far. He has made many trips to photograph daily life inside Tibet under Chinese occupation.
Jesse Pesta is an Indiana-born photographer whose interest in Tibet began when he was based in New Delhi as the South Asia correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. www.jessepesta.com
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Mar 12 2008