Images of the Silk Road: Photographs by Wu Jian and Gary Tepfer

An exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery of the University of Washington School of Art and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington campus. The exhibit has been made possible through the generous support of the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the Silkroad Foundation. The major part of the exhibit will be at the Lawrence Gallery, March 13-April 10, 2002. The Lawrence Gallery is located in room 132 of the Art Building, UW Seattle, and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-4pm. Admission is free. A selection of additional photos will be on display at the Burke Museum, March 20-April 7, 2002. Those wishing to view the photo exhibit at the Burke and the concurrent textile exhibit at the Henry Gallery on the University of Washington campus can gain admission to the second museum by presenting the ticket stub from the first and one additional dollar.

Gary Tepfer is widely known for his photographs of the pastoral nomads of Mongolia and the Altai; Wu Jian is the official photographer of the Dunhuang Research Institute in China. The photos will include landscapes, portraits, images of traditional nomadic culture, and the stunning Buddhist art of the Mogao Caves at Dunhuang. Both photographers will do slide-illustrated lecture presentations in conjunction with the exhibit. The lectures are free and open to the public. The photographs by Wu Jian will also be exhibited at Northwestern University in Chicago in late April. The exhibit is curated by K. Moles, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Washington.


  • Wu Jian, "Masterworks of Photography: Art Caves and Ancient Ruins." March 13, 2002, 4 PM, Auditorium of the Henry Art Gallery, UW campus.

  • Gary Tepfer, "Ten Years of Fieldwork: Photography of the Altai Mountains in South Siberia and Mongolia." March 14, 2002, 4 PM, Auditorium of the Henry Art Gallery, UW campus.

    © 2002 Gary Tepfer

    © 2002 Wu Jian