Glimpse of Tibet & Black & White – Then & Now
Saturday, January 10th, 1998 at 7:00 pm
In the newly renovated Linder Theatre
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th St.
Use 77th st. entrance, bear left past the big canoe and then right through to the end of the hall of molluscs.
From Ann Arbor, Michigan, courtesy of the World Circumnavigators Club, Leslie Fisher presents his Glimpse of Tibet. Using the Brackett Dissolver, Fisher projects over one-hundred arresting three-dimensional images accompanied by traditional music and his own commentary, tracing his journey across Tibet.
“Our visit to Tibet was a true adventure. We experienced the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the magnificent structure which is the former home of the Dalai Lama; visited remote monasteries with vermilion halls created above the clouds in the Himalayas; entered the cave of the ancient mystic Milarepa; we rode over 600 miles of unpaved highway from Lhasa to Katmandu passing through the heart of the Himalayas; witnessed rural farming in villages that still use techniques of farming from the middle ages; and had impressed upon us the plight of the Tibetans and the threat to their culture ... a fleeting glimpse of a unique people in a distant and magical land.”
– Les Fisher
Jon Golden is well-known in the 3D community as an importer of fine cameras and projectors from Germany's RBT company. He is also an accomplished photographer. Inspired by legendary stereo card photographers of the 19th century and the new possibilities of Agfa Scala film, Jon presents Black & White – Then & Now, a collection of vintage and antique views mixed and matched with his own. In many cases, the viewer will be challenged to tell whether he is looking at an image from the 1890's, the 1950's, or the present. Each image is purposefully sequenced to interact with the next, using the Brackett projector to full advantage. Jon will also take some time to show some RBT products and other tools for the stereo photographer.
Free and open to the public.
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