March 19,2005; 16 photos of Ancient Stone Towers of the Tribal Corridor of Southwest China in the Platinium Room during the cocktail Party of the Annual Dinner of the Explorers Club
( Waldorf-Astoria, New York.)
This exhibition, sponsored by the author of 14 of the photos, Miss Frederique Darragon, in cooperation with the Explorers Club was held to raise awareness about these extraordinary ancient sky-scrapers in the Explorers' and Scientific Communities,.
Two other artists, Lu Haillin and Kenzo Okawa, had graciously authorized the publication of their photos
Richard Wiese, President of the Explorers Club and Frederique ,dressed as a rGyalrong girl. Remede twin towers photo in the background.
|Photo by Craig Chesek-Explorers Club
June 24,2005: “Secret Towers of the Himalayas,
The Stone Star-shaped Towers of the Ancient Tribes of South-west China”
An event of the “Annee de la France en Chine”
Exhibit of 64 photos
representing ancient towers from Aba Zhou, Ganzi Zhou, Liangshan Zhou and Gongbu (Tibetan Autonomus Region) as well as local customs and endangered animals.
The purpose of this exhibit is
1- to raise awareness about these extraordinary sky-scrapers, their potential as tourist destinations as well as the problems linked with the etablishment of a coherent and holistic management plan that would benefit the local populations and include the protection of the wild life.
2-To promote cooperation between the different stake-holders, the scientific community, the medias and the Chinese and Western NGOs.
June 24 to August 30,2005,to Chengdu
Sichuan University Museum, Sichuan University Wangjian XiaoQu, East Gate 29,Wangjiang Road,Chengdu City
Open from 9am to 6pm, every day
Admission : 10RMB
Discounted prices for students , for minority people a limited number of free passes can be obtained from the Unicorn Foundation
Photos by Frederique Darragon and Kenzo Okawa, Lu Hailin, Mike Hill, Sheng helin,Han Yuanhua, Lan Yong,Cheng Xiaoou,Sun Lei (Suen Lui),Sun Jian, Wang Kaiyou, Wang Shibo, Xi Zhinong, Zhao Hong,Zhe Li,Zhou Xiaolin. All of whom have graciously lend their photos free of charge
In cooperation with
The Cultural Departement of Sichuan Province
The Sichuan University Unicorn Heritage Institute
The Sichuan University Museum
The French Embassy and l'Alliance Francaise
Also in cooperation with
The China Heritage Society,
The Sichuan Institute of Minority Cultures and Arts,
Fauna and Flora international,
The Chinese Vernacular Architecture Institute,
The Beijing Zoo, Wild China Studio,
The Sichuan Youth Institute for Culture and Communication.
With the support of Air China
Click here for the various websites and the photographers CV and photos
To Beijing from September 19 to 30, 2005
In cooperation with the French Embassy and the French Cultural Center
French Cultural Center
Phone: 010 6553 2678
To Paris and Hong Kong in fall 2006
Soon you will be able to buy the FIRST book ever published about these incredible ancient sky-scrapers. (for details, click here)
Also with photos of exotic and endangered local animals and of rare flowers.
All the profits will be deposited on the Unicorn Foundation's account