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24 Platinum Palladium Photographs, Edition of 100
15-3/4 x 13-1/8 inches (each print)
Signed, initialed, or embossed, and numbered recto

January 26 through March 4, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26

The Year of Tibet Portfolio contains 24 images by some of the most important photographers in the world. The Platinum / Palladium photographs in the Portfolio, in some cases, are among each photographer’s most recognizable and important works. All of the photographs are individually signed and/or embossed (*) by the photographers.

Portfolio I: Berenice Abbott, Mario Giacomelli, Horst P. Horst, Annie Leibovitz, Matt Mahurin, Mary Ellen Mark, Kurt Markus, Sheila Metzner, Sebastiao Salgado, Jerry Uelsmann, Bruce Weber, Joel-Peter Witkin.

Portfolio II: David Bailey, Ruth Bernhard, William Claxton, William Clift, Ralph Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, Helmut Newton, Steve Meisel, Duane Michels, Herb Ritts, George Rodger.

The Gere Foundation awards grants to humanitarian organizations supporting victims of war and natural disasters, providing HIV/AIDS care and research and addressing human rights violations occurring around the world. Our primary mission is to assist the cultural survival of the Tibetan people through health, technological and educational projects. The Gere Foundation contributes directly to The Tibet Fund, supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community-in-exile. Dislocated from their homeland since 1959 and under the continuing brutal occupation of the Chinese, thousands of Tibetan refugees risk their lives every year escaping to freedom in India, Nepal, Mongolia and elsewhere.