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Photographing Shangri-La with National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita

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National Geographic magazine photographer Michael Yamashita will share images and stories from his newest publication, Shangri-La: Along the Tea Road to Lhasa this Thursday Feb. 21 at the Asia Society in New York.

Event Details

Photographing Shangri-La with Michael Yamashita
Feb. 21, 2013, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY

Members $7.00 | Seniors and students $9.00 | Non-members $11.00
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Asia Society will provide a free live webcast of the event at AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30 pm EST this Thursday.

Online viewers are encouraged to submit questions to moderator@asiasociety.org.

From the Organizer

Join National Geographic magazine photographer Michael Yamashita as he shares images and stories from his newest publication, Shangri-La: Along the Tea Road to Lhasa. Yamashita, a 30-year professional documentary photographer and filmmaker, specializes in topics in Asia.

Yamashita says that the inspiration for this latest folio started in Jiuzhaigou (the Valley of Nine Villages), where crystal-clear waters cascade from glacial peaks into a progression of emerald lakes, ponds, streams and virulets, punctuated by blue-green waterfalls and luxurious vegetation. Yamashita’s Chinese photographer friends all cite Jiuzhaigou as the most photogenic place in China.

About the Organization

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Learn more at asiasociety.org/new-york.

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