Rinz Jia is a former Tibetan monk who offers a rare view as he returns to the monastery of his boyhood. Produced by The Tibetan Photo Project and a GoFundMe project. http://www.tibetanphotoproject.com and check the blog by searching "Search for Light" for the full story on the development of this unique film
Tuesday, March 1 at 7 PM in PST
214 Main St, Point Arena, California 95468
India Short Stories Vol. 1 & 2 have been produced from a two and a half year stay in India and features the Tibetan community in exile. We hope you can come to the Arena Theater in Point Arena, Ca. on March 1 at 7 p.m. Joe and Sazzy are two-time Audience Favorite award winning film makers and producers with over a quarter million views at the Annual Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival. We appreciate if you can share the event and raise awareness. Use the invite button to tell friends .... Visually Yours, Joe Mickey and Sazzy Varga, Cofounders of The Tibetan Photo Project. Visit the Arena Theater Website for Tickets . Our last screening was a sell out...
October 2013- 2016
Dreams Of India Keep current with the travels in India UPDATED EVERY WEEK!!!
New Venues will be added as they are booked. Please stop by for
updates. For more information E-mail Joe Mickey or Sazzy Varga at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project finished the festival as the 3rd most viewed film.
Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey would like to thank the organizers of Culture Unplugged for this great opportunity that allows the world to see these films in a high quality format online.
Selling the DVDs is one way we hope to finance The Tibetan Photo Project Film Makers Education Centers in India, but we also know its important for as many people as possible to see these films. (We also share a percentage of sales with the filmmaker),
Please, after viewing the films, consider a donation if you can... but at the very least... please tell friends.
Visually and Respectfully Yours, Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey
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The Tibetan Photo Project Mission Statement
The goal of The Tibetan Photo Project is to provide the tools and education to create a voice from the films and photos by Tibetans.
While there have been thousands of great visual works documenting the Tibetans, most have been from the perspective of the Western eye.
The Tibetan Photo Project is working to present the Tibetans' own perspective through this Website, exhibits, films, DVD's and other visual programs created from their own photographic work or by film and photo efforts directed by Tibetans.
July 14- "Answered Prayers"-Join Producers Joe Mickey and Sazzy Varga for a rare screening by a Tibetan filmmaker who captured the amazing untold story of The Dalai Lama's visit to a remote
Muslim village in the dangerous region of Kashmir in India. Both the making of this
film, the story and ending all add up to miracles.
Joe and Sazzy will provide insights and take questions live and online following the
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July 28th- "Visually and Respectfully Yours"-The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project "The Tibetan Photo Project is an amazing effort that began when Tibetans
visited Mendocino on a cultural tour." Be part of the live studio audience or
log on and join founders Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey and get the inside
story on this incredible 12 year journey that is growing a voice through the
films and photos by Tibetans in exile that has been heard and seen by millions
around the globe.
From the Screening of India 101 last night- I was on the live Skype feed that was then broadcast to the live audience and the web viewers worldwide- gotta love technology! —
June 8th 2012 a presentation by: The Tibetan Photo Project and India Travel at Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino's (they carry our 4 DVD set) which compliments their ofther collection of the related titles.
Click the image to see a video clip on the Shreveport exhibit at Centenary College.
Jan. 13 2012 at 7 p.m. at Mendocino Theater Company. The Tibetan Photo Project "India 101"
Proceeds will benefit efforts to help young girls in Bihar, India find alternatives
to working in the sex trade.
Jan. 8, 2012 at 1 p.m. - Arena Theater, Point Arena, California. Benefit showing of
new film from The Tibetan Photo Project "India 101" Q&A will follow.
Proceeds will benefit efforts to help young girls in Bihar, India find alternatives
to working in the sex trade.
May 22, 2010 to August 2010
New York City exhibit for the Tibetan Photo Projec Hebrew Tabernacle Congregation http://hebrewtabernacle.org/gallery.htm
551 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10033
August 17 2009- Northern CA:
Point Arena Theater 7 p.m.
Screening Visually and Respectfully Yours -The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project with Q & A.
August 15 2009 -Okachoke Island, SC:, The second annual Surf Film Festival will add Cultural films including Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project. Screening is at 4 p.m. (click to see bigger)
March or July 2009. We were asked t supply our films for: The Tibetan Film FestivalVenue in Delhit either India Habitat Center or India International Centre.
Jewish Federation in Santa Barbara CA April 22-June 15 2009
In Honor of the Dalai Lama's Santa Barbara Visit
The Tibetan Photo Project at the Jewish Federation in Santa Barbara CA, opening April 22. Photos and the films will be shown.
This show also included some rare Tibetan art of museum quality plus some thangkas for medical practices by a foundation in NYC that the Dalia Lama's brother is involved with.
The exhibit was be curated by Lynn Moss Holley. Lynn originally arranged the 4-state Antiouch college and University tour for The Tibetan Photo Project. We appreciate her continued effort.
Art at the JCC presents
Tibet: Magic and Mystery
Opening Reception: Wed, April 22, 5 - 8 pm.
Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Gyalo Thondup, elder brother of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Rare and contemporary photographs, past and present, local and international photographers, rare and Contemporary art, artifacts and Tongas, books and films. Through July 15.
April, 11 at 7 p.m.Mendocino, CA, Matheson Center of Performing Arts at Mendocino High School. Screening the next film from The Tibetan Photo Project as a Work in Progress, plus short films. FREE DVDs to the first 50 in the door.
March 13, 2009 Evansville, Indiana - Screening Visually and Respectfully Yours,
Reception at 6 p.m. and Screening at 7 p.m. Q&A with Melissa Taveras
Nov. 2008-Tibetan Movie Night Caspar, CA
Sept 2008 Tibet Routes Event - Revival Bar-Toronto, Canada
DVD screenings and photo exhibit from The Tibetan Photo Project
July 24 and July 25- The Tibetan Photo Project supplied stock footage from India for Wisconsin Public Broadcasting production "The Teachers New Temple" which aired. For more information, http://www.wpt.org/temple/
July 26 and 27- Films from The Tibetan Photo Project where screened at Tibetfest IV, In Goshen,CT.www.TibetFest.com
Sat. Feb. 23 - 7p.m.
Presented by Joe Mickey Clubhouse at The Woods 43300 Little River Airport Road -Mendocino County, Ca The Tibetan Photo Project Slide Show
Oct. 19. 2007- Ukiah, CA Mendocino CollegeRoom 5310
April - May2007 Colby College, Waterville, Maine screenings of "Voices in Exile" and "Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project." Screenings are sponsored by Colby College Students for a Free Tibet.
Interview Duke University- Conversations Program and The Tibetan Photo Project
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March 28, 2007- Duke University- Conversations with The Tibetan Photo Project co-founders,
Sazzy Varga and Joe Mickey
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The Tibetan Photo Project co-founder Sazzy Varga presented a kata to Duke Conversations host Kyle Knight. Click photo to enlarge
Duke University,Durham, N.C.
Duke Conversations, evening at Duke University
March 13 at 7pm and Thursday March 15 at 7pm.- MCTV, Cable channel 3, broadcast the documentary "Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project"
March 13 at 7pm and again on Thursday March 15 at 7pm. "Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project" premiered in Mendocino it was photographed in Tibetan exile communities throughout India.
November 4 and through November 21 A portion of the Tibetan Photo Projects Gallery exhibits was open at the Mendocino Art Center.
October 2006 Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA. Slide show and "Visually and Respectfully Yours - The Story of The Tibetan Photo Project." Check back for details.
Sept. 23 - Nov. 4 Antioch Exhibit,
Yellow Springs, Ohio Exhibit
entitled: The Tibetan Photo Project
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5, 2005 Premiere in Healdsburg, California. Raven Theatre,
Healdsburg, CA. Independent films double feature 7 p.m.
Premiere reception at 6:30 p.m.
Date: November 20, 2005 Golden Gate Club at the Presidio -San Fransico,
"Voices in Exile" at the 20th anniversary of Tibet Day in San
Francisco at the Presidio. Get more information by contacting Bay
Area Friends of Tibet
October 11, 2005 Antioch University-Herndon
Gallery Yellow Springs, Ohio , 7 p.m. Click for images from event
Date: August 16th and 19th, 7 p.m.
Community Public Television -
MCCET 3, Fort Bragg, CA
July 23, 2005 Menodo
Cinema Perfume Mendo/Gallery of the Senses/Audio
Nouveau Mendocino, CA Producer's
reception, 7:30 p.m. Screening at 8 p.m. This was a SOLD OUT event! Many thanks to all who attended and all
those who bought DVD's!
Dates Thurs. 7 July - Sunday 10 July
2005 Location Cinemas -Australia
Tibetan Film Festival 2005 Melbourne, Australia
February 27 - May 29, 2005,The
Tibetan Photo Project exhibit at The Meadows Museum at Centenary
entitled: Tibet: A Photographic Essay through the Eyes of Monks
in Exile and Men Against the Clouds: Photographs by Early Explorers
exhibitions have been organized for presentation to the Northwest
Louisiana community by the staff of the Meadows Museum of
Art at Centenary College of LA in cooperation with Joe Mickey,
cofounder of the Tibetan Photo Project. Funding for public
and educational programs has come from the Shelley and Donald
Rubin Foundation of New York and from Roseneath Funeral Home
of Shreveport; additional funding for educational public programs
and for the printing and design of informational and promotional
materials has come from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities,
a State affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Meadows Museum of Art receives general operating support
from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council with funds from
the City of Shreveport. The Museum receives annual support
from the Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum. The Museum seeks
and receives funding from public and private sources on a
major exhibition will feature approximately 60 photographic
images, Tibetan artifacts, guest lectures, cultural performances
by Drepung monks. Twenty of recently discovered photos of
Tibet in 1932 and over 40 contemporary images by Tibetans
in exile will be on display.
above image for larger view of print media from this exhibit Images from the
Opening and Screening of "Voices in Exile" a work-in-progress
Feb. 3, 2005-April 29, 2005, The
Tibetan Photo Project exhibit opens in Los Angeles, at The Antioch
opening reception Feb. 3rd at 5:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m., a slideshow-lecture
presentation and lecture "China Rising" by Joe Mickey, photojournalist
and cofounder of the Tibetan Photo Project.
opening of the Tibetan Photo Project in Los Angeles was a huge
success. College students from Antioch and surrounding campuses,
faculty, and even Hollywood directors turned out for the opening.
Both founders; Joe Mickey and Sazzy Lee Varga where in attendance,
and Joe gave a 1 1/2 hour slide show presentation along with
Q and A. A wonderful Indian Buffet along with several choice
wines where also enjoyed. Click
above image for larger view of print media from this exhibit Images from the Opening
and slide-lecture "China Rising"
27, 2005 6 and 8 p.m.-Redwood Coast Senior Center in Fort Bragg,
Premiere of "Voices in Exile" a first cut work-in-progress.
By Tibetan documentary filmmaker Tenzin Wangden Andrugtsang. Q&A with the producer
and co-founder of The Tibetan Photo Project Joe
Mickey. This event was sponsored by the North Coast Photography
Club. Sixty people from the community
of 5,000 attended and the showing received a half page black
and white article in the Fort Bragg Advocate News.
Monday April 11, 2005 The
Tibetan Photo Project at Remington
College. Slide show-lecture entitled: The Tibetan Photo Project with Sazzy
Lee Varga, celebrity and cofounder of the - The Pacific Church-San Diego, CA
-Lecture 8:30pm. See galley for images
from the show.
April 3-2005 The Tibetan Photo Project at
The Meadows Museum at Centenary College. Slide show-lecture entitled: The Tibetan Photo Project with Joe Mickey, photojournalist
and cofounder of the Tibetan Photo Project 2:00-3:00 p.m. See
galley from images for the show.
September 17, 2004 The Tibetan Photo Project / Gallery Display Antioch
University Santa Barbara, CA . Slide show-lecture
entitled: China Rising with Joe Mickey, photojournalist and cofounder
of the Tibetan Photo Project. See galley
for images from the show
College, Colorado Springs, CO The Tibetan Photo Project
slide show-lecture presentation presented by Joe Mickey proves
another success at telling the Tibetan's story with audiences
and in the Colorado Springs print media. Thank you to all who
attended and helped in making this these shows possible.
2002 and spring 2003 we presented sold out slide show-lecture presentations
College, Colorado Springs, CO
College, Ukiah, CA
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA
Mendocino College, Lakeport, Ca.
also gave presentations at the University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs, All Souls Unitarian Church in Colorado Springs, The Business
Of Art Center in Manitou Springs, CO. and The Greenwood Community
Church in Elk, CA.
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