Archive for August, 2008

A fine photographer who hung around with the Dalai Lama

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Pierre Toutain-Dorbec grew up in Orbec, Normandy and in Paris. Since he was thirteen years old his education was focused in the arts. His Grandfather Gabriel and his Uncle Jean where both photographers and artists, his Father Jacques was an interior designer and is now a painter, and his Mother ...

John Thomson was a man of substance

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

John Thomson (14 June 1837 – 7 October 1921) was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer and traveller. One of the greats. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people of eastern cultures. Upon returning home, his work among the street people of ...

We have run for Tibet!

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

To mark the opening of the Olympic games in Beijing this week today we ran from Canary Wharf to Chelsea.  We have raised over £200 for the Tibetan Children's Village and tried our best to raise awareness of Tibet and it beautiful people.  We enjoyed every minute even though it was ...

The brave and the bold

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Hello chaps and chapesses, One of my friendly fellow Tibetan supporters sent me this. A letter to the Chinese president about human rights concerns in China, signed by some Olympic athletes (admittedly some retired ones and a few winter sports athletes, but Olympic nonetheless). Quite a few are German, but that's where this particular campaign started. I ...

Free Tibet activists are deported

Friday, August 8th, 2008

'Free Tibet' activists touched down in the UK to the sound of cheering after being forced to leave Beijing