Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tibetan Kids

A snap shot on 2 kids smiling to me and my camera, a Leica M8 mounted with Summilux-M 35/1.4 ASPH, I quickly press the shutter.
It was inside the Tsebang temple, Lhasa, Tibet. Today, it is hard to see the tension between the mainland Han people and the local Tibetan, probably no longer due to those army camp in the city, rather, lots of RMB, and perhaps the tourists, like me, among those hundreds of thousand each year shift their focus on to the reality.
It is a hard argument. The Chinese involvement in Tibet without doubt cause the exile of Dalai Lama, himself a controversial figure, and seemed to be a likeable person portrait from the Western press. But it is a question if the Tibetan people will have a chance for better life such as today if it is ruled by Dalai Lama, perhaps not because of where he comes, but more on those secrecy in the power transition. Yes, we can see Dalai Lama a victim, but when you look at Tibet today and yesterday and how the people lived there, I am not so sure if the people is the victim.

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