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March 14, 2008

ALP Presents 

Multimedia Presentation by Travel Photographer Doug Going at Farmingdale State

Bolivia : Tibet of the America's, Photo by Doug Going

Farmingdale State College will present a multi-media presentation - BOLIVIA : Tibet of the Americas - by travel photographer Doug Going at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in Roosevelt Hall's Little Theatre. Going combines a dynamic digital multimedia presentation with stark imagery, rich authentic music and his insightful narration to tell a captivating story about this wondrous land.

The audience is invited to traverse from mountains to mines as the stunning Andes merge with Bolivia 's vibrant native cultures. With the world's highest capital city and South America's most indigenous population, Bolivia gives new meaning to the term high culture. Being the western hemisphere's most rugged and isolated nation, it's no wonder that Bolivia is commonly referred to as the Tibet of the Americas.

A native Long Islander, Going developed a desire for world travel at an early age, but only recently began to combine this interest with his passion for photography. His original focus was in landscape photography, but he has since moved toward photographing the people who inhabit those very same lands. As he says, "It is the people that give a landscape its context and ultimately its true beauty." Going strongly believes that, "During these times of both increasing world tensions and growing cultural diversification in our own neighborhoods, building bridges of understanding with people and cultures different from our own is very important. Knowledge leads to understanding and compassion, which then inspires action." Going hopes his work inspires others to travel and experience for themselves the larger, complex and wonderful world we live in.

The presentation is offered through the Artists & Lecturers Programs, a program designed to enhance the educational experience of the campus community. ALP presents a wide range of events on the first Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Barbara Minerd at 631-423-1072.