The event, which opened on Monday (4 January), showcases numerous pictures that give insights about Tibet in general, and particularly about the Tibetan people's struggle to preserve their culture and religion in exile.
The major topics highlighted by the photo exhibition include: the history of Tibet; His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibet,; the establishment of Tibetan schools in exile; the formation of the Central Tibetan Administration; the resettlement of Tibetan refugees in India; the preservation of Tibetan culture and religion in exile; the Tibetan struggle and international support. In addition, Tibetan Thangkas (scroll paintings) and religious artifacts are being showcased at the event.
The organiser hopes that the exhibition will help students at the Taipei American School to learn more about Tibet's ancient culture and religion.
Mr. David Badgley, head of the Taipei American School's art department, showed keen interest and support for the event. Taipei: A two-week photo exhibition on 'Tibetan Religion and Culture' at the Taipei American School in Tien Mou, a northern suburb of Taipei, is being organised by the Taipei-based Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
According to Mr. Badgley, the Taipei American School was first established on 26 September, 1949, with just 8 students, and about 2000 students are enrolled today.
The Taipei American School is an independent international school with a largely American-based curriculum. It is a coeducational day school for students of more than thirty nationalities. The school celebrated its 60th anniversary in September last year.
--Report filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan