Ladakh Arts And Media Organisation
Ladakh is the mecca for all art lovers. Unlike early years of complete seclusion of Ladakh with only the view of Hermits and monasteries, it is now widely recognized for its rich heritage and artistic buildings. Credit goes to skilled artists who have used their creativity to refurbish the ancient structures and given a new dimension to the traditional art form in Ladakh that has always been restricted to Buddha motifs and preaching.
The need for an alternative art form resulted in the establishment of Ladakh Arts and Media Organisation (LAMO) in 2010. The organization is a charitable trust with the sole aim to portray a new perspective to the arts and media in Ladakh. It has depicted Ladakh in new light with portrayal of its modern society and its development. LAMO is situated in the heart of Leh city right below the Leh Palace. The restoration of houses around LAMO was done by John Harrison, a UK based conservation architect and has now been given the look of art galleries, library, conference room, screening room and open air performance sites.
Traditional houses in Ladakh have been extensively used to conduct art workshops where local artists and art photographers assemble from all around the world to demonstrate new art forms and inculcate the values of these art forms amongst Ladakhis. Ever since its inception, the center has laid its objective to promote the rich cultural heritage of Ladkah and celebrate diversity through the medium of arts and media.