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April 13, 2012 > Images of Ladakh

Images of Ladakh

Submitted By Renee Lorentzen

The City of Milpitas' Phantom Art Gallery debuts a new exhibit in the Milpitas Library, "Images of Ladakh" by local artist Tony Sehgal, through June 14. The photographs in the exhibit were taken during a five-day visit to Ladakh, the goal according to Sehgal being "to depict the diversity and beauty of this remote and seldom seen part of the world."

"During the summer of 2011 I traveled to Ladakh, an arid and mountainous region in northern India. Ladakh resides in the Himalayan mountain range in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. My base was the city of Leh, Ladakh's most populous city, situated at about 12,000 feet. Ladakh is home to numerous Buddhist monasteries that retain their rich cultural heritage and architectural character," says Sehgal. "The region is also home to Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world at 17,582 feet. Another spectacular feature of Ladakh is Pangong Tso, an endorheic lake that extends from India to Tibet. Its clear blue waters greet the adventurer after a mountainous five hour drive from Leh. Stunning fertile valleys along the way, juxtaposed with snow covered mountain peaks make for breathtaking views."

Sehgal is a Bay Area photographer and digital media professional. His past exhibits have focused on the Indian subcontinent and the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Sehgal is a graduate of the Stanford Documentary Film Program, and has worked as a video producer and streaming media technologist for several Bay Area companies. His photographic interests focus on landscapes, people, and sports. Sehgal's recent travels to Death Valley, California, have rekindled his interest in natural landscapes and black and white photography.

More images from Sehgal's show and travels relative to this exhibit can be found at http://www.pygmymammoth.com within the "Travel" gallery. Photographs are available for purchase from the website as high-resolution metal prints or as traditional prints.

An exhibit reception will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Milpitas Library. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Images of Ladakh
Through June 14
Mon-Thur: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: Noon - 6 p.m.

Reception
Saturday, April 14
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Milpitas Public Library
160 N. Main St.
(408) 586-3409

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