Sung Kwan Ma “Tibet”

Sung Kwan Ma “Tibet”

Sung Kwan Ma Woman in Skaya, Tibet series, ©2000

Sung Kwan Ma "Tibet"

Dates: April 15 – May 14, 2002
Opening Reception: Monday, April 22, at 5:00 pm

Artist Talk: Monday, April 22, at 4 pm
Location: The Point Gallery, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474, (718) 542-4244
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 9 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

The En Foco Touring Gallery program is proud to present large color photographs by Sung Kwan Ma, at The Point Gallery in the Bronx, from April 15 – May 14, 2002.

Sung Kwan Ma, was inspired by the diversity of culture and the uniqueness of Tibet. Located in the snowcapped Himalayas, it is geographically protected from the outside world by a high mountainous plateau. He states that his photographs are about “the Tibetan people who are the survivors and the conquerors of a harsh environment.” His portraits examine their struggle and ability to preserve their cultural traditions while living under the modern and industrial Chinese reign, that began 50 years ago.

Ma was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to Queens, NY in 1992. He received a BA in Liberal Arts with a specialty in photography from City College, New Yok City. His awards include The Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, 2000; The General Motors Scholarship, 1998 and 1999; Therese McCabe Ralston Connor Award, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. His work has been exhibited at City College Art Gallery.