At the request of Thubten Jigme Norbu and His son Jigme Norbu,
Tibet Independence Movement (ITIM) is hosting an informative
and powerful photographic exhibit in the Chamtse Ling Temple
on the grounds of the Tibetan Cultural Center. One entire room
of the Temple is dedicated to this exhibit, entitled Room for
Remembrance. This exhibit will open with the dedication visit
of His Holiness The Dalai Lama of the new Chamtse Ling Temple
on September 7, 2003.
The exhibit includes 40 breathtaking
images including photographs of Tibet prior to the invasion of
China in 1949, images of the devastating destruction in Tibet
as a result of China's brutal occupation, and images of activities
in India and North America designed to return Tibet to the Tibetans.
The photographs of six prominent photographers in the Tibet movement
as well as archival images of Tibet donated by the Gu Chu Sum
Movement (Former Tibetan Political Prisoners) in India are featured
in this unique exhibit along with text accompanying each image.
Each photographer has donated his or her images to ITIM to be
displayed in this exhibit on loan for one year to the Tibetan
Cultural Center. The Curator of this exhibit is Liese Hilgeman.
Ms. Hilgeman was previously the Director of the Indianapolis
Center for ontemporary Art Herron Gallery, staff member of the
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and Director of Public
Programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.