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Cultural Visions Part Two: Portraits from Tibet

December 4, 2016

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In the 1990s, I took three trips to Tibet. Above- Man in a Basket, 1994.

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Chinese military at the Lhasa Airport, 1992.

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Man at the Latrine in the Lhasa Ghetto, 1992

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Girl with His Holiness the Dalai Lama Photo, 1992

I gave the picture to her in exchange for her portrait. This photo and most of the following pictures were made with my 8X10 inch view camera (70 pounds of equipment). Below, Tibetans taking a look through my dark cloth, 1992.

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West Gate, Lhasa, 1994.

This was the celebrated entry point leading into the heart of Lhasa. When the Chinese invaded in the 1950s, they blew up the ancient gate allowing their tanks into Tibet’s largest city . In the 90s, the former gate was still a flashpoint. Tibetans would string prayer flags across the road almost every night. The Chinese soldiers would tear them down during the day.

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Rambo guards the door to a Lhasa tea house, 1994

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Pool Players with the Potala in the Background, 1994.

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Monks in the Gyantse Kumbum, 1992

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Lama Gyurme at Dreprung Monastery outside of Lhasa. 1992.

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Girl from Amdo near the Lukhang Temple behind the Potala, 1992.

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Mother and Child on the Ferry to Samye Monastery, 1994.

More of my pictures from Tibet:

www.socialdocumentary.net/photographer/frankward

It is time for Social Documentary Network’s Call for Entries. This is an opportunity to have your photo work reviewed by some of the world’s top practitioners, photo editors and all around humanitarians. Show us pictures that matter.

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Nuns in their temple in Lhasa, 1998.

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