Vol. 1, Issue 1
17 October, 1999

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Cannon Hersey was born in New York in 1977 to photographer and artist John Hersey and Diane Hersey. He graduated with an independent major: Studies in Modern Asian Culture, from Vassar College in 1999. Recent personal projects range from work as a freelance writer and photographer covering the privatization and arts in Mongolia, to writing poetry based on his extensive travels in China, Tibet, and Africa.

He has worked as a consultant and intern for the celebrated Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and has served as an advisor to the Tibet Fund in New York in an evaluation of Tibetan Fulbright Scholars and their work. He has co-founded a chapter of P.E.A.C.E. (Promoting Equality And Community Everywhere) with Pema Yeshi, sister to His Holiness, The XIV Dalai Lama. Hersey had previously interviewed His Holiness on modern Tibetan education in diaspora.

While at Vassar he exhibited his photography at a number of shows, and curated a display of his own work in conjunction with the Vassar chapter of P.E.A.C.E., headed by fellow student David Neil. He founded CrossPathCulture, Ltd., in 1998 and has coordinated a number of programs through its auspices, including "Framing the Other," the organization's first annual film festival. The program included lectures by three of the four filmmakers featured, and featured an auction of art by four noted photographers, as well as a CD recording of Jazz Tribe.


Fieke Ainslie, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1996
To See Trees?, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1997
In and Out, Tower of Babel Revisited, Amsterdam, Holland, 1999
Untitled, Amsterdam, Holland, 1999

Two Girls, Zambia, 1996
Livingston Statue, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 1996
Samye Monastary, Tibet, 1997
Stray Dog and Boy, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1999