TAIPEI, Taiwan: A four-day grand photo exhibition featuring over 100 photographs and collages of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan culture opened this afternoon with a press conference here at the Taipei City Government Hall.
The exhibition hosted by the Taiwan International Association of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma and the Taiwan Office of Tibet showcases the works of mainly three photographers, Mr Tenzin Choejor, Mr. Masaya Noda and Mr. Liu Yanting, who are respectively the photographers of Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Japan Office of Tibet and Taiwan Office of Tibet.
Listening to the Dalai Lama, a new book published by the Taiwan Office of Tibet was also released at the opening ceremony of the exhibition by Ven. Geshe Jampa Gyatso, the former religious teacher at the Taiwan Office of Tibet.
The exhibition also features photographs of Woeser, the award-winning Tibetan writer, poet and blogger based in Beijing.
The exhibition is one of the several events planned this week to celebrate the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
While the Taiwan Office of Tibet will officially mark the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 5 July, the Taiwan International Association of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma will host a grand prayer festival for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 4 July.
Earlier, on 21 June, over 3,500 people attended the 2015 Blessing Concert for His Holiness the Dalai Lama here at the Taiwan International Convention Center. Similarly, the Students for Free Tibet Taiwan held the First Tibetan Literary Awards at the Deng Liberty Foundation, the memorial museum of the Taiwanese self-immolator Nylon Deng.
– Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan –