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OPENING RECEPTION: Ladakh 1974-2018: A Photograhic Homage to the Land of Many Passes | 6-8PM
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 25, 2019 6-8pm
Tibet House US is pleased to announce its forthcoming, winter, gallery exhibit: Ladakh 1974 – 2018: A photographic homage to the Land of Many Passes, featuring the works of noted photographer, Jaroslav Poncar, who has spent considerable time traveling through, and photographing, Ladakh, a sparse and captivating Buddhist land.
Ladakh (“The land of many passes”) is a mountainous region, located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, and is known for its uniquely beautiful landscape and Buddhist monasteries. It is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent, although quite sparsely populated.
– Jaroslav Poncar
Since 1976 the artist has pursued panorama photography, employing an original Russian FT-2 camera on his journeys. His publications, which include Ladakh: Land of the Passes; Tibet: Gateway to Heaven; Alchi: Ladakh’s Hidden Buddhist Sanctuary; Himalayas: Where Gods and Man Meet; Himalayas: Forty Years of Travels on the Roof of the World; and Tibet: Looking Back, have won many awards.