His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Me: A Tibet Museum Crowdsourced Project

Photo © Alain Laville, Hublo Nepal

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a global icon. There are millions of images of His Holiness in our homes, our place of work, our shrines, our shops, our wallets, and in our smart phones. His Holiness’s image is the focus of our offerings and prayers, our meditations, and they create a visual reminder of his presence in our lives. His image is freely displayed right across the world, but not in Tibet where His Holiness’s image is banned by the Chinese government.

THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP

The new Tibet Museum in the administrative heart of the Central Tibetan Administration, Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamshala, India is due to open in 2019. To celebrate His Holiness’s world-wide influence and to highlight the continuing oppression of the Tibetan people in Tibet we will produce a display made up of photographs created by you. Wherever you are in the world we want you to send us a selfie of you with your picture of His Holiness. You can be holding or standing next to your photograph. The selfies will feature in a floor to ceiling selfie wall in the section dedicated to His Holiness and his global impact.

This is open to both Tibetans and non-Tibetans.

THE TECHNICAL BIT

Please make sure your selfie meets our display requirements, we don’t want to turn you into tiny pixels!

– Your image can be black and white, or colour

– It should be Portrait orientation (i.e. taller than it is wide)

– It must be 300 dpi

– It must be at least 3000 pixels high

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SELFIE?

Please send your selfie, your name, and your location to tibetmuseum2018@gmail.com