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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Tahoe photographer shares images

January 18, 2009

Tahoe Daily Tribune 
Friday, January 16, 2009
 LAKE TAHOE — The Foyer Gallery in the Theater Arts Building at Lake Tahoe Community College is holding a display from Tahoe photographer David Benedict.
The exhibit features 15 of Benedict’s photographs from his trips to Dharamshala, India, home of the Tibetan government in exile and Tibet’s leader, the Dalai Lama.
“Those were the ones that jumped out and it was that feeling I remembered from when I took them,” Benedict said.
Most of the images are in black and white. Tibet is 16,000 feet above sea level. Benedict said at that elevation, the colors are very bright, which caused him to make adjustments to his works.
Deeply touched by the situation in Tibet, Benedict hopes to raise awareness to the area.
“After returning home, news of the repression and brutal crackdown all over Tibet was broadcast around the world,” he said. “With the faces of the friends I had met imprinted in my mind and reports of the suffering all across Tibet, I had to do anything I could to help. I asked to show this work.
“The images in this series are a small part of my adventure; of an amazing culture that in this place and time could very soon disappear forever.”
“Images of Tibet” is free and open to the public. There will be a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. March 19. The art department will provide refreshment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information. call (530) 541-4660, ext. 251, or go to the college’s Web site at .
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