Mustang: The Lost Tibetan Kingdom, Photographs by Don Gurewitz

On View May 20, 2006 - November 28, 2006

This exhibit is drawn from a photographic documentation of a trek into what some anthropologists have called "the last forbidden kingdom". Award-winning photographer Don Gurewitz and his group hiked and rode ponies for a week through the deepest canyon in the world, surrounded by spectacular glacial peaks on either side, to reach the medieval walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the Tibetan Kingdom of Mustang.

Mustang is a semisecret, semi-independent and semi-feudal region of Nepal, nestled on the Himalayan border with Tibet. It has been closed to the outside world until very recently, and, even today, special permission is needed to enter. One of the only surviving Tibetan monarchies, and almost totally isolated for decades, it is perhaps the most intact Tibetan culture in the world.

The exhibit presents a gripping and evocative insight into an isolated and ancient culture that few Westerners have ever seen. For more information about Don Gurewitz, please visit his website at www.dongurewitzphotography.com.