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Year of Tibet Portfolio

January 26 – March 4, 2006

Eve Arnold - Marilyn Monroe Rehearsal in the Desert, 1960
George Rodger - The Wool Suq in Tunis, 1958
Helmut Newton - A Scene From Pina Bauschs Ballet
Herb Ritts - Three Male Torsos, Los Angeles, 1986
Horst P Horst -  Electric Beauty, Paris, 1939
Jerry Uelsmann - Untitled, 1986
Joel Peter Witkin - Woman Once a Bird, 1990
Kurt Markus - Derrick Cage, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1988
Mario Giacomelli - La Gente Del Sud, Scanno, 1959
Mary Ellen Mark - Ran Prakash Singh With His Elephant, India, 1990
Matt Mahurin - Nicaragua
Ralph Gibson - Untitled, 1968
Ruth Bernhard - Classic Torso, 1952
Sabastiao Salgado - First Communion in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil, 1981
Sheila Metzner - Man Ray Nude, 1986
Steven Meisel - Christine, 1990
William Claxton - Chet Baker and Lili, Hollywood, 1955
William Clift - Portrait 2, Juan Hamilton, Sculptor
Allen Ginsberg - Heroic Portrait of Jack Kerouac, 1953
Annie Leibovitz - Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1990
Berenice Abbott - James Joyce, Paris, 1928
Bruce Weber - Three Men in a Reflecting Pool, Santa Barbara, 1989
David Bailey - Scream, 1983
Duane Michals - Illuminated Man, 1986

Press Release

YEAR OF TIBET PORTFOLIO
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.