Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Visions of Tibet at the Muhammad Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center is holding a temporary exhibit featuring photographic work of Sonam Zoksang. Born in Kyirong, Tibet in 1960, Zoksang lived through the brutal Chinese invasion. His parents escaped to India when Zoksand was one month old. He grew up in refugee schools, earned a degree in Buddhist Dialects and taught himself photography. Zoksand moved to the United States in 1985 and began Vision of Tibet, which specializes in selling the finest handicrafts from Tibet, Nepal and India.

Zoksang is active in the Tibetan Community as an advocate for human rights and political change. He sits on the Board of Directors of the US Tibet Committee and has been president of the Tibetan Association of New York and New Jersey. His mission is to tell the story of his homeland through photography. His photos document Tibetans and Tibetan life, both in and out of Tibet. Whenever he can, Zoksang returns to his homeland to continue to document the conditions in his Chinese-occupied homeland.

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