Andrei Budescu’s photography exhibition reveals a rarely exposed territory – Lhasa – the capital of Tibet. An autonomous Region and a very controversial one. From the jewelry magazine to the sacred temples, Lhasa presents itself as a place where capitalism and mysticism seem to be entangled. The images bring forward a visual trip from Beijing to Lhasa by train, the dry and high landscape of Tibet and a route through the old city. The photos are shot on an Ilford HP5 black and white photographic film that due to technical mishaps show small graphic accidents that complement the visual space in an unconventional way.
Andrei Budescu, a visual artist living and working in Cluj-Napoca is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Photo-Video Image Processing of the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca.