Biography

Education

Manchester College of Art and Design, England, (Photography), 1969-70.

U.C.L.A. (filmmaking and cultural anthropology), 1970 and 1973.

San Francisco Art Institute, (photography), 1971-73, B.F.A. , 1973.

University of Oriental Studies, Los Angeles, (Buddhist studies), 1977-80.


Exhibitions

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, group show, 1972.

California Museum of Science and Industry, one man show, 1980.

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, one man show, 1980.

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), group show, 1982.

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, one man show, 1987.

California State University, Fullerton, one man show, 1987.

The Asia Society, New York City, one man show, 1988.

San Jose State University, one man show, 1988.

Fresno Metropolitan Museum, one man show, 1988.

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, group show, 1989.

MoMA PS1 Museum New York City, group show, 1990.

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, one man show, 1992.

Mokatoff Asian Arts, New York City, one man show, 1992.

California State University, Fullerton, one man show, 1992.

Santa Monica College Photography Gallery, one man show, 1992.

Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, group show, 1993 to 1995.

June Bateman Gallery,  New York City, group show, 2002.

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, exhibit, 2002.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, photographs included in Circle of Bliss exhibition, 2003.

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, one man show, Visions of Buddhist Life, 2004.

Shumei Hall Gallery, Pasadena, one man show, The Dalai Lama and His People, 2010.

Tibet House, New York City, The Dalai Lama and His People, 2011.


Grants

California Arts Council, 1980, for an exhibition of photographs of Vietnamese

     Buddhist refugees in Los Angeles at the California Museum of Science and Industry.

California Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities,

     1987, for an exhibition, panel discussion, and book on Vietnamese refugees.

Tourism Authority of Thailand, 1990, for photographing in Thailand and producing an

     exhibition at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena

California Council for the Humanities, 1992, for exhibition, booklet, and panel discussion,

     "Traditional Japanese Buddhist Life" at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai USA, 1990 & 2005 in support of photography of Buddhist life

Asian Cultural Council, 1993, to continue photographing world Buddhist life.

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Grant, 1996, to photograph and

     research Tibetan Buddhist life in India and Nepal over a ten month period. 

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, 2003, to photograph and interview Tibetan masters.

Living History Centre, 2012, for photography of Tibetan life in India



Corporate Sponsorships

Eastman Kodak Company, donated film for photographing world Buddhist life in 1990s.

A&I Color Lab, donated film processing from 1990 to 2000.






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