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End 2004 - Beginning 2005 We would like to thank everyone
for their support and encouragement.
we head into our fifth year we the first exhibit through Antioch
in Santa Barbara will close on January 7,2005. Antioch will open
an expanded exhibit in Los Angeles on Feb. 3, 2005.
Shreveport, Louisiana: On Feb. 27, 2005, The Meadows Museum at Centenary
College will open a major exhibit that will include a lecture series
and cultural exhibitions by Tibetan monks from Drepung.
all goes well, The Meadows will be able to sponsor Wangden into
the US where he will put the final cut on his feature "Voices in
Exile" which is being financed in association wit The Tibetan Photo
continue to add to the list of publications that are able to tell
some of Tibet's struggle with China by reporting on The Tibetan
Photo Project. The combined circulation is approaching 22 million.
the past years, there have been times when determination has been
our only asset. To best illustrate the shoestring we work on, it
was timely donations from Canada and Latvia of $100 each and a few
donations of $10 here and $20 there that have occasionally kept
the Website up and the lights on.
you again for your visits and efforts of support. Please continue
to tell your friends, gallery owners, museum directors, editors
and media news directors to look in on The Tibetan Photo Project.
and Respectfully, Joe Mickey and Sazzy Varga, Founders
2004 Earlier in 2004, we began the process of producing a
film with Wangden.
Nov.15, 2004, his first short arrived.
An Account" has been filmed in northern India as Wangden experiences
the process of directing, filming and editing.
will release and take orders for this beautiful 10 minute, 16 second
short along with an exclusive collection of still images captured
by Wangden during this monumental journey. See link here for future details and keep up with this film please write firstname.lastname@example.org
Wangden and his Wife
October 2004 update:
Sazzy is on assignment. Be sure to scroll down the homepage
and subscribe to our free e-mail newsletter for regular updates.
By visiting the "Exhibits
and Presentations" page you can keep up on the schedule
for slide shows and lectures. Be sure to visit all the latest galleries
and for updates on the first film produced by The Tibetan Photo
Project, visit galleries 13 and 19 for these updates on Wangden's "Voices in Exile." Wangden has invited
visitors to the site to submit for consideration any questions you
would like answered in interviews with Tibetans that will appear
in his film. Lobsang has provided photos to fill four new galleries; 20, 21,
continued and 22. Keep updated on
efforts for Tibet by clicking the menu at the left to the "Connect
with Tibet" page. You can help by telling your friends about this
Website and if you would like to donate, click the "Donate"
button on the menu at the left for details. Thank you for visiting
The Tibetan Photo Project. We welcome your comments. For immediate
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SPECIAL ALERT---TAKE ACTION: Help release Tibetan Monk Tenzin Delek
Rinpoche, sentenced to death without a fair trial by China. Take
action at The International Campaign for Tibet at http://www.savetibet.org
CONGRESS: We have added a Contact Congress link on our "Connect
With Tibet" page. This is a chance to let your voice be heard. Also,
on the political front, we continue to see several visitors a month
logging on from China. We hope this is helping bring a human perspective
to our visitors from China.
EXHIBITS: Shreveport, Louisiana: Meadows museum director Diane Dufilho
has just informed us that the Museum has received a $19,567 Louisiana
Endowment for the Humanities grant that will insure the Feb. 27,
2005 opening of The Tibetan Photo Project.
grant represents significant financial progress towards both the
Museum and the 4-month show that will feature approximately 60 framed
images, Tibetan artifacts, guests from India, cultural performances
DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS: The Meadows exhibit represents a significant
financial undertaking. It will rely, in large part, on grants and
individual donations. Supporters who have been waiting to make tax
deductible donations can now send checks to the Meadows Museum of
Art. Be sure to note on your check as sent for support of The Tibetan
Photo Project exhibit at the Meadows Museum. Make checks payable
and mail to: Meadows Museum of Art, Attn.: Neeta Kaji - 2911 Centenary
Blvd. - Shreveport, LA 71104 U.S.A
Barbara, California: Lynn Moss Holley has set September 17, 2004
as the opening date for the gallery presentation at the Santa Barbara
Antioch College campus presentation. The premiere West Coast opening
will feature a collection of B&W prints from 1932 and approximately
20 contemporary images created by Tibetans living in exile in India.
The college will also host The Tibetan Photo Project slide show
late May, longtime friends of The Tibetan Photo Project, Earlene
and Yuwach Gleisner, arranged for a rural slide show presentation
in Laytonville, California. The show resulted in full-page-three-photo
coverage in The Willits News. This is the third major feature by
The Willits News, including a Page 1 above-the-fold story.
you to all who are introducing the project to museum and gallery
owners in your areas. The Tibetan Photo Project could not have the
continued success without your efforts.
PRINT: The combined print circulation is now over 20 million for
publications that have covered the Tibetan Photo project and tell
some part of Tibet's story.
six-page feature on The Tibetan Photo Project appears in the spring
issue of "LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS." Information on the magazine can
be found at http://www.light-of-consciousness.org .
article inspired Brian Frisina to contact us to help him create
a display that was included in the MAY ASIA/PACIFIC MONTH exhibit
at the Office of the Secretary of State Labor and Industries Library
Services in Tumwater, WA.
Maitri Tibetan Buddhist Center in Birmingham, Alabama included the
project in their Winter/Spring Newsletter (http://www.loselmaitri.org).
their April-June issue, and in honor of the Dalai Lama's April visit
to Canada, Peace Magazine out of Toronto used a cover photo of His
Holiness from The Tibetan Photo Project for their feature article
"Buddhist Peacemakers," by editor Metta Spencer. They also featured
a photo by Project contributor Tenzin Wangden Andrugtsang on the
back cover. Visit at http://www.peacemagazine.org/
Magazine released their summer issue with The Tibetan Photo Project
featured on a full page next to the inside back cover on the regular
Epilogue page. For information on Ascent on the Web, visit http://www.ascentmagazine.com/
latest issue of Mandala Magazine to catch a photo from The Tibetan
Photo Project that illustrates the art of debating. http://www.mandalamagazine.org
THE WEB: JOHN KITRIDGE helped Joe navigate BBCi on the Web. Kitridge
also produces "h2g2 Friends of Tibet" at www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A2170982.
and his wife enjoyed The Dalai Lama's teachings during his April
visit to Canada. They donated $100 to the project. Steven Niven
at Getsul has added an interview with our longtime friend and Tibetan
photographer and now film maker, Wangden. The interview can be found
Tibetan Photo Project continues to get help with links across the
Web. We try to keep an update on our media coverage page. We would
like to highlight the help given to The Tibetan Photo Project in
June by the Mahatma Ghandi Canadian Foundation for World Peace.
Visit at http://www.gandhi.ca/news/index.php#1086715587
a personal note from Joe, Sazzy has been traveling for several job
assignments. This Website does not exist without her. Welcome back.
and April 2004
(Sazzy will be traveling until the end of May. Our next website
update will appear in May 2004)
update: Once again, we would like to thank everyone for the help
they have been giving while we set up and adjust to a full time
effort for the Tibetan Photo Project. We still need help in this
transition. We are not yet a non-profit and donations are not tax
deductible at this time.
February, total donations towards our goal of $1500, to get us through
spring, jumped to $369 with a $100 donation from Janis Dambitis
still faces another hearing so please keep up efforts to help with
another matter, we would like to make you aware of the show being
produced by the Bowers Museum in Southern California. "Tibet,
Treasures From the Roof of the World" is making a big splash
but unfortunately and based on reviews this show appears to be a
sad presentation of Tibet's history presented in the official version
of the Chinese government.
recommend this article from the Christian Science Monitor: "When
Art and Politics Collide Exhibition brings Tibetan trove to US for
the first time. Just don't ask to see a photo of the Dalai Lama."
By Gloria Goodale, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
Read at http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0109/p16s02-alar.html
second article from the Orange County Register, Jan. 8, 2004, "
'Long arm' of Beijing suspected at Bowers // Local Tibetans say
a museum exhibit omits recent history to appease China" By
Richard Chang, is available at the Register's Website
these articles, the show at the Bowers appears to be another example
of China's ability to rewrite history by hijacking the truth in
exchange for doing business with China. This exhibit is scheduled
to travel to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, The Museum of
Natural Science in Houston and The Rubin Museum of Art in New York
is very important that the complete history of Tibet become a part
of this show. We encourage sending letters to the museum directors
and the media where this show will travel.
the Radio In February, Tibetan Project Co-founder Joe Mickey was
interviewed by Monique Fuller for The Special Blend morning radio
show on http://ckcufm.com in Ottawa, Canada. The broadcast can be heard at http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=8597
where it can be picked up for broadcast. Please notify public and
talk radio in your area of this free programming opportunity.
Museum Update Plans for the 2005 opening of the Tibetan Photo Project
at the Meadows Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana continue to move
forward. The Show will be featured on the cover of the museum's
2004-2005 brochure and cultural events and artifacts are being negotiated
for the opening. The tentative opening date is Feb. 2005 and the
show will run through May, 2005.
Print and on the Web We continue to make contacts and links on the
Net. We are proud to note a significant percentage of regular visitors
are coming from inside China.
print, we fill a regular collection of requests from publishers
at a growing rate. International requests are also increasing and
we hope to report soon on more publications in European press.
In March, the Tibetan story will be told to 20,000 readers through
a report and pictorial on the project in the spring issue of Light
and Consciousness. The December version of the Colorado College
Alumni magazine went out to 30,000 readers. The Bulletin, can now
be found on the Web at http://www.coloradocollege.edu/bulletin/dec2003/tibetan.cfm
Southern California, Editor Norman Shoaf of the Antelope Valley
Press continues to be very generous with his ink and space and provided
his 40,000-plus readers with a Feb. 7, update to a full page color
feature he wrote in August.
we reported last month, the combined circulation of the print media
that has told some portion of the Tibetan story through the project
is reaching 20 million.
we appreciate any financial support you can offer to help us cover
the costs of discs and mailings.
Shows and Lectures While our slide show and lecture program is on
hold until our financial situation improves, Katherine Sargent has
been making contacts and introductions into possible venues in Atlanta,
Georgia and we will be giving presentations at the Meadows opening.
at the Tibetan Photo Project Website Our good friend Wangden has
added two remarkable portraits in Gallery
No. 9. With the help of Tanya Kobilyatskiy of Denver, we have
also added a 10th gallery. Kobilyatskiy hand-carried six cameras
donated by Kodak CEO Daniel Carp to McLeod Ganj. We are just beginning
to post the results and the story. We have also added a "Witness"
page that will be dedicated accounts from visitors to Tibet. We
are changing names dates and locations for the protection of the
travelers, Tibetans and Chinese whose experiences are revealed.
in January we began an effort to raise some money to allow us to
continue a full time effort for the Tibetan Photo Project. We hoped
to raise $1,500 to allow us to keep up our momentum until spring
when other funding is expected to arrive.
for the help so far! So far the response has been a generous $269.
We thank those who made contributions and we know we can reach our
goal that will allow us to keep moving forward if everyone on the
newsletter mailing list would respond with between $2 and $10. For
less then coffee costs at Starbucks, you can make a difference!
But this only works if everyone responds.
show our gratitude for your support, we will send a special thank
you of a 5x7 print for your $10 donations, a 8x10 print for your
$20 donation, the exclusive "Edge of Extinction" journal for $50.00
donations and a T-shirt with the "Edge of Extinction" print for
a $100 donation.
regret that we have to keep the begging bowl out. We are putting
a full time-plus effort into creating a voice from the Tibetan people
through the Tibetan Photo Project, and appreciate any help you can
give. You can snail mail your donation to
Tibetan Photo Project PO Box 9000-517
Carlsbad , CA 92009
you have any questions, e-mail email@example.com \ You can use Pay Pal.
Just hit the "Donate" button on the menu on the left side.
We are not yet a nonprofit so we cannot offer tax deductions. As
funds free themselves up, we will be applying for this status and
are excited to meet this goal this summer.
goal of the Tibetan Photo Project is to create a voice from Tibetans.
We have reached almost 20 million in print! Since the monks we work
with at Drepung and the other Tibetans who have contributed photographs
are sharing, documenting and preserving their lives, traditions
and culture for the first time on film, their efforts have caught
the media's attention in a very big way.
the first article appeared in print in 2001, the wide variety of
print media (magazines, newspapers and newsletters) that has told
some portion of the Tibetan story via coverage of the Tibetan Photo
Project is approaching a combined circulation total of 20 million.
large portion of this coverage has been generated by 30 slide show
and lecture presentations we have given in California and Colorado.
Unfortunately, the spring schedule of these shows is on hold until
2004 opens, six publications have added coverage of the Tibetan
Photo Project to their print schedule. To help you review and follow
the media coverage, we have added a new media page. Joe was interviewed
for the Special Blend morning radio show in Ottawa, Canada and that
interview is expected to be broadcast in either the last week in
January or in the first two weeks in February. For audio and schedule
The development of a museum gallery quality show of the Tibetan
Photo Project by the Meadows Museum in Shreveport, Louisiana will
create a very important vehicle for the telling the story of Tibetans
living in exile. Opening is scheduled for spring or fall of 2005.
Director Diane Dufilho is establishing contacts with organizations
that will contribute Tibetan art and artifacts to the opening. Inquires
are already coming in that will make this a traveling exhibit. We
will give you the details as they are firmly established, but, you
can make your travel plans now to be in Louisiana in 2005 for this
Ways You Can Help
Send us any leads you have on media, editors or reporters that you
think might like to receive a press kit CD for the Tibetan Photo
Project. Add http://www.tibetanphotoproject .com to the signature
on all your e-mail's.
link the Tibetan Photo Project to your Website.
some volunteer hours at her computer, Sheri Morse has taken on a
concentrated Internet effort to introduce and link the project in
to Website's based in Australia and the South Pacific. We would be
happy to show you what you can do in other regions to help grow
media coverage and establish links to the Tibetan Photo Project.
It was Sheri's efforts that opened the doors to a 6-show circuit
for slide show and lecture presentations in Colorado Springs. Volunteer
interpreters in all languages are also needed for our efforts to
expand outreach to non-English newspapers, magazines and Websites.
to museum directors and galleries in your area about the Meadows
Museum exhibit in 2005. Awareness will lead to future shows. Direct
all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Talk to schools and organizations in your area about sponsoring
a presentation of the Tibetan Photo Project slide show and lecture.
in: On Jan. 26, thanks to the efforts of Tanya Kobilyatskiy, 6 rolls
of undeveloped film taken by a new collection of Tibetan photographers
arrived at the Tibetan Photo Project mail box. These will be a very
important addition to the presentation of the Tibetan perspective
on their lives in exile. Processing this will run approximately
$60. This is another example of the growing momentum for the project
and the costs we need to cover with your help.
need your help
the expanded recognition of the project, the demands on our time
are increasing and while we have been able to fund this on a shoestring
budget we have been financing, we can really use some help. See
our "Donate" page or drop us an e-mail email@example.com or
just mail any contributions to:
Tibetan Photo Project
PO Box 9000-517
Carlsbad , CA 92009
don't need alot and we have gone to our personal limits before asking,
but we need help to keep this up and running. We are not looking
to go overboard and as soon as it is possibly, we will let you know
and put a hold on asking for money as this is not the main goal
of the Tibetan Photo Project. We are asking because we need it to
get through the next few months. If you have questions, drop us
an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
an early goal for the project, we looked to find the funding that
would help create a traveling museum quality show of prints from
the Tibetan Photo Project. This creates another avenue for wider
media coverage to tell the Tibetan story. After an exchange of introductory
e-mail, we were notified on Dec 3, that The Meadows Museum of Art
at Centenary College of Louisiana will undertake producing prints
for a show that the museum will open in either the spring or fall
session in 2005. We are thrilled to have this commitment. Talks
are also in the works for shows in Chicago, and San Diego.
wrapped up 2003 with December Tibetan Photo Project slide show presentations
in Mendocino and Elk California. While turnouts were slim over the
Christmas season, The Project was given generous amounts of press
by the Fort Bragg Advocate and The Mendocino Beacon. The project
continues to be a vehicle for telling the Tibetans story. As we
write this update we are awaiting our file copies of Colorado College's
Alumni magazine. It will feature information on Tibet's situation
via the story of the project and is making its way to 30,000 readers.
Other publications have put the project on their publication schedule
finished the year with several new links across the Internet from
a wide variety of supporters. The project continues to be a reference
source for educational institutions. Highlights include being linked
by Harvard Asia studies Center for the Dalai Lama's Sept. presentation,
University of Virginia resource Library and African and Asia Studies
Center at the University of London.
wish you all a wonderful New Year, and thank you for being and continuing
to be a part of The Tibetan Photo Project.
is growing in influence on the world stage. For several years it
has been increasing its military spending at a rate that is over
twice the growth rate of its economy. The next leader in China is
likely to be Hu Jintao. His political rise, is due in large part
to his implementing and maintaining of a brutal hard-line policy
during his term overseeing China's control of Tibet.
are many wonderful works that look at Tibet from the outside. The
Tibetan Photo Project is designed to provide a voice to the Tibetans
by exhibiting their views through their own works of photography.
Their vantage point on China and their experiences in Tibet and
in exile are extremely relevant to anyone trying to understand the
geopolitical, military and economic designs of China in the future.
The intent is to provide a view through the eyes of the Tibetan
community, create a vehicle that provides an elementary introduction
and links you to further study and understanding while giving a
personal voice to the Tibetans that participate in this project.
Because of its unique perspective, the project which began in 2000,
is also catching the eye of the art world with write ups by art
columnist Kenneth Baker of the San Francisco Chronicle (Feb. 5,
2002), the June 2002 edition of Art & Antiques Magazine and the
Santa Barbara art and culture magazine, Head.
feel free to contact us about a slide show presentation and gallery
exhibitions and prints. Thank you for stopping by the Tibetan Photo
Project. We hope you will return often, tell your friends and please
be sure to explore the links.
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Project and may not be published without permission. While you
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with friends. For feature articles, publication or public use
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**We have recently incorporated and are filing for Non Profit Status as: Camera's for Culture Inc. The Tibetan Photo Project will operate under this umbrella. We will let you know as soon as donations are tax deductible. **
Our mailing addres is: Tibetan Photo Project
PO Box 9000-517
Carlsbad, CA 92009