Tibetan Refugee of Ladakh, India
$500 – $5,000
This is a portrait of a Tibetan refugee that I captured during a photography workshop to Ladakh, India in February 2019. The image was taken inside his house. He invited us to come in and drink some tea and then he agreed with us to obtain some photographs of him with his traditional clothing and prayer wheel. In 1959, the Dalai Lama and about 80,000 Tibetans were forced to escape to India after China’s takeover of Tibet. Beginning in the 1980s and until the 2000s, a few thousand Tibetans used to flee every year. But recently, the Chinese government has severely cracked down on their ability to escape. Tibetans try to escape their homeland because China has turned Tibet into a police state where Tibetans can’t freely study and practise their religion, assert their Tibetan identity in a meaningful way or enjoy the same privileges as Chinese.
This fine art print is available in a limited edition of 100 prints (20 exclusive prints per size).