Yang Yankang “Buddhism in Tibet”
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Zen-Foto Gallery is pleased to announce its second exhibition. Yang Yankang has been involved in a 10 year project to document Buddhist communities in Tibet. To mark the first five years, he published the book "Buddhism in Tibet" last year.
Yang documents the daily life of religious communities under the threat of change. His previous work was an eight-year project to photograph villages in northern Shanxi province, where Catholicism survived for centuries in secret.
In China, cultures and communities with thousands of years of history are under threat by changes brought by economic "progress". The stunning images remind us of the fragility of a Tibetan Buddhist way of life under pressure from modernization and conformity.
"I use photography to express my soul" -Yang Yankang
From 2009-11-20 To 2009-12-15
Wed-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat & Sun 12:00-17:00
Opening Reception on 2009-11-20 from 18:00 to 20:00