Building a Culture of Peace and the Evolution of Consciousness

Seminar; Wednesday, 2 June 2004; 3:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.

The Planetary Cultural Trust as Depicted in Interactive Spherical Panoramic Digital Photographs of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Tito Dupret

Tito Dupret shared his photographic work and spoke without a written text.

On July 4, 2001 Tito Dupret, a Belgian film-maker and multimedia director embarked on a multi-year mission to photograph all 754 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Shocked by the destruction of the Buddhas at Barniyan in Afghanistan, Mr. Dupret became concerned about the fate of humanity's cultural heritage. Recognizing their importance, beauty and irreplaceability, Mr. Dupret formed his own non-profit organization to document these sites and to raise awareness of their fragility. His work has been featured on CNN and most recently, in this summer's 2004 issue of the Condé Nast Traveler, among other media outlets. His photographs have been on display throughout the Spring of 2004 at the World Monuments Fund Gallery in New York City. For information about Tito Dupret's work and for an opportunity to follow Mr. Dupret on his travels to photograph all of the 754 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, please visit his web site at: http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/

Mr. Dupret has created 360-degree photographs of the United Nations' General Assembly, Security Council, and Secretariat Grounds in New York City. (Allow time for the grids to be filled in and use your mouse or touch pad arrow keys to move the photos to experience the spherical 360 degree view of each of these photographs.)

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