Monika Weiss (Epoch Times, 8/10/09)
Bringing an artist’s eye and sensibility to the medium of photography, eleven artists from Tibet exchanged their brushes for the camera: their usual medium for artistic self-expression is painting. The artists were invited to participate in an exhibition sponsored by Gendün Chöpel Gallery in Lhasa. Most of the artists also exhibit through international galleries as well. The gallery’s chosen theme was to present their day-to-day life and impressions of life in Lhasa, Tibet.
One contributor to the exhibit is Suo Mani, a Muslim artist, who is a painter, and now a photographer, as well. He studied at the art school in Lhasa, the town where he also lives. He is a member of a large Muslim group, that migrated from Kashmir centuries ago and that ended up settling in Tibet. The descendants from the original group continue to live peacefully alongside their primarily Tibetan Buddhist neighbors... More>>