If I get just the right angle, I can pretend like I’m back in the days pre-1950, and imagine what it must have been like to see the Potala Palace then without power lines and metal fences and high rise buildings ruining the view
french photographer eric valli has spent over twenty years documenting the peoples of the himalayas, including the dolpo, seen here, who live between tibet and nepal in one of the highest inhabitable regions in the world.
notes eric, “you can never just observe. because my work is all about interaction. …i have lived years and years with these people. i have nothing to teach them and they have everything to teach me. ..they work hard, but want for nothing. they are happy and alive.”
eschewing digital cameras, valli continues to shoot with his leicas. “i might take an okay picture, but what i’m looking for is an enthnogrpahic testimony of the human adventure; a complete existence in one picture,” he says.
I’ve found that one of the best things about Losar here in Lhasa is checking out what everyone is wearing around town. The New Year is a time to show off your new and best clothes, and Tibetans go all out to look good as they walk around the streets. I did my best to capture some of the coolest looks one afternoon.
Did you know that it was just Chinese New Years? Well, even if you didnt… HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEARS :D!
Here are some more recent updates. A completely different area than what we last uploaded.. Also some prop designs. What do you guys think? We’ll be leaking more images throughout the year, and we also have some exciting news about Expos.. SO STAY TUNED!
The world’s most remote place is on the Tibetan plateau (34.7°N, 85.7°E), according to a map created in 2009 by researchers at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, and the World Bank.