Free Will at Heart:
Tibet in Eyes of Lou Kam leng
Speech by Lou Kam leng
Resume of Lou Kam leng
Lou Kam leng is currently Director General of Macao Multi Media Photographic Association, Director General of Macao Association of Promotion of Tibetan Culture and Deputy Chief Supervisor of Macao Tea Culture Association. He published a poem-photography album titled Good Morning, Girls in Lhasa in 2013 and a poem-photography album titled Keep Watch, Girls in Lhasa in 2014. Many of his works have been extensively spread and made into artworks such as the hanging carpet Night of Macao in the Hall of Macao in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing and main picture of Mainland Landscape of China series stamps issued by Macao post.
Lou Kam leng introduced his works to the guests of honor
Lou Kam leng presented the art works to the Macao Foundation
The Macao Foundation presented the collection certificate to Lou Kam leng
Kangrinboqe Mountain by Lou Kam leng
Blue Temptation by Lou Kam leng
‘Free Will at Heart—Lou Kam leng’s Tibet Photography Exhibition’, part of ‘Macao Artists Promotion Plan’ sponsored by the Macao Foundation, was launched at Chun Chou Tong Pavilion of Lou Lim leoc Garden from June 10 till 17. This exhibition involved 89 selected photographic works of landscape, figures, life, dynamics and nature taken by Macao artist Lou Kam leng. Along with the exhibition, the album 'Free Will at Heart' Lou Kam leng’s Tibet Photography Collection was issued as its premier simultaneously.
With a personal fondness of Yunnan and Tibet for years, Lou Kam leng has traveled at Erhai Lake of Dali City, Dayan County of Lijiang City, Shangri-la in North Yunnan, three Sacred Lakes and snow-capped peak with an altitude of over 5000 meters in Tibet. With a special profound bond with Tibet, he has been there 21 times in the recent decade. With a heavy bag on his back and professional camera around his neck, he often roams at this Roof of the World and captures shots of serenity, mystery, solemnity and vastness of Tibet. In his lens, temples, monks, herdsmen, Buddhist devotees, every mountain and river, and every tree and grass are vivid and full of vitality. About this first personal photography exhibition, Lou Kam leng told us that he had overcome the difficulty by local highland climate in order to obtain the pictures and every picture had a different inside story behind.
Taking landscape and architecture as main subjects, Lou Kam leng’s works has a magnificent layout and in-depth connotation. With a simple life, inner satisfaction and an optimistic attitude, the minority nationalities there are one of the happiest people in the world. This exhibition dedicates the beautiful landscape and lives of Tibet to Macao people who can learn truth, reflect over their daily life and gain a new self-recognition. In the meanwhile, Lou Kam leng has made a 40-year-long record of Macao’s change in history, including changes in environment and unique expressions, where Innumerable precious instants captured by his camera have become excellent memories of the local audiences.