ART STORE: TIBET


In 2007, I was part of a philanthropic medical expedition in the Kham region of Tibet.  Organized by Marc Gold, founder of the charity 100 Friends, the trip was to bring much needed medical aid and supplies to the often forgotten remote region of Kham.  The experience was extremely memorable.  The locations that we traveled to were desolate, beautiful, and very impressive.  The religious and family traditions of the Tibetan people are on full display in Kham, on a daily basis.  I had an opportunity to photograph several very interesting facets of Tibetan Buddhism, including a ceremony where an offering of  food is set afire to nourish souls no longer on Earth.

Burning For The Afterlife

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

The Gathering

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Community

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

A Playful Pilgrimage

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Kham Woman & Man, Diptych

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Kham Woman & Man, Diptych - Part One

available only as part of the diptych, this image is displayed alone here to allow one to see the details better

Kham Woman & Man, Diptych - Part Two

available only as part of the diptych, this image is displayed alone here to allow one to see the details better

Why Are You Here?

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Stolid

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Kham Villagers Nº 1

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Kham Villagers Nº 2

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Contentment

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Contradictions

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

The Donation

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Fortitude

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

Recovery

Kham Region of Tibet, 2007

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