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Renowned Photojournalist Will Present Images of Tibet at Davidson

March 23, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

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Steve Lehman

Award-wining photographer and journalist Steve Lehman, whose images of conditions in troubled Tibet have earned international acclaim, will present a slide show and talk in Love Auditorium on Tuesday, April 3. Lehman's free public presentation, entitled "Tibetians: A Struggle to Survive," begins at 7:30 p.m. in Love Auditorium of Chambers Building.

Beginning with his story-breaking coverage of the 1987 pro-independence demonstrations and Newsweek's 1997 cover story, Lehman's photographs have contributed to the wave of international attention now focused on Tibet. Collected in his award-winning book, The Tibetans, the images present a beautiful but disquieting portrait of the splendor and ruin that mark contemporary Tibet.

Tibet's spiritual leader in exile, The Dalai Lama, praised Lehman's work, saying, "the pictures reveal how much has changed in Tibet under the Chinese rule. And yet, the unbroken Tibetan spirit also shines through."

For more information on Lehman's presentation, call 895-6149.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson recently launched "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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