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This is a collection of beautiful, evocative photographs that both shock and entertain, amounting to an extraordinary portrait of Tibet. Patricio Estay has dedicated six years of his photographic work to various aspects of Tibet. This book captures his many subjects, including the Dalai Lama; the Tibetan population in exile; the school for refugee children created by Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness; the young exiled monks who have found a new home in the monasteries of Dharamsala; and the pilgrims who come to celebrate the holiday of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. The first part of the book presents glorious black and white photographs of beautiful spiritual images. In contrast, the second part features full colour photographs of the hard, gritty reality of modern day Tibet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788861305724
ISBN-10: 8861305725
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 230mm x 26mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Patricio Estay

Patricio Estay (born in Chile, 1953) was forced into political exile in 1973, seeking refuge in Brazil. During this period he completed projects on a series of social issues, with a special focus on the people living in the Favelas. In 1981, he moved to France where he started a prolific career in photography. His photographs appeared in such publications as Le Figaro Magazine, Liberation, as well as Stern and Newsweek.