A Tibetan photographer returns to his homeland after 21 years Kunchok Gyaltsen
1 June – 14 June 2015
A local Tibetan Australian’s photographs record his return to his homeland after 21 years. This exhibition coincides with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Blue Mountains.
‘The motivation behind this exhibition is to share my emotional reunion with my family, the quickly declining nomadic way of life, the vast and spacious grasslands and to exhibit the cherished Tibetan culture with Australian people. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about photography and engaging with people. In my photographic work I combine the love of both, and capture unique moments that have the ability to move one’s heart.’
KUNCHOK GYALTSEN Golden Boy 2013, photographic print
This project was assisted by a grant from Arts NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).