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4 Leonard Circus, London EC2A 4DQ, UK
About this event

For this talk, we're delighted to be joined by documentary photographer, management consultant and executive coach, Ginger Chih.

Ginger Chih has been documenting her worldwide life and travels for over four decades. When she was just three, her family fled China, to Japan, the USA and later the UK. She has experienced the physical, emotional and spiritual traumas that arise from migration, which is a strong theme in her work. As a student of Tibetan Buddhist teachings and its meditative practices, she uses her skills as a photographer to document the Tibetan Diaspora and its preservation of cultural and national identity in exile. Over the past ten years, she has photographed numerous visits to over two dozen Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal.

During this talk, Ginger will share her career journey, and lessons she has learnt along the way. She will be sharing her project: The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion which crafts an intricate tapestry of the Tibetan diaspora, finely woven through accounts from the Dalai Lama’s storied life, the everyday lives of the Tibetan people, and the insights of a leadership coach who has applied the principles of Buddhism in her professional life. There will be copies of the book available to purchase on the night.

Hopefully, by the end of the talk, you'll be equipped with a new perspective on the therapeutic power of photography, and a deeper understanding of some of the unique challenges and highlights of working on a long-form documentary project.

About TPF Talks

TPF TALKS is a platform to amplify under-represented voices & professionals working in the industry to encourage the next generation of photographers and creatives to be part of the conversation & build their networks + skills.

At the talk you can expect:

A creative sharing their work and career journey - followed by an audience Q&A!
Space to network & connect with other photographers and creatives
An opportunity to speak to staff & trainees about our Training Programme
About the organisers

The Photography Foundation was created to provide pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, practical experience, and routes to a career in the creative industries.

This event is in proud partnership with Photobook Cafe - a community cafe & photo book library based in Shoreditch. Established in 2019, PBC was built on a passion for photographic photo books and traditional darkroom practice, as well as a love of food and drink.

Event & Ticket Information

  • Doors open for networking & drinks at 6.30pm
  • The talk will run from 7-8pm
  • There is no lift access, and stairs down to the talk.
  • If you have any accessibility requirements or questions, please email sadie@thephotographyfoundation.org who will be happy to help.
  • youngcreatives
  • photography
  • networking
  • documentaryphotography


Attendees — 3

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TPF TALKS x Photobook Cafe with Ginger Chih4 Leonard Circus, London EC2A 4DQ, UK