In 2007/2008 I lived in Lhasa and Xining. I studied Tibetan language at Tibet University and carried out fieldwork for my PhD on the industry of Tibetan medicine. Seeing Tibet is a reflection on my efforts to capture what I saw and tried to understand – a world very different from the world of monks, monasteries, pilgrims and prayer flags as which Tibet is so often depicted. This is where the idea to [ the other image ] was born.
09 November 2013
Arura's ambitious Tibetan Medicine Museum of China.
17 November 2012
Shoton as social media event.
04 September 2012
The Friendship Highway, Chinese students, and an exhibition in Singapore.
15 May 2012
Business men, window-shopping monks, and visions of a prosperous and peaceful Lhasa.
02 May 2012
The houses of Lhasa’s erstwhile aristocracy as relics of a socialist past.
25 April 2012
Snow and the absence of red robed monks in what used to be the world’s biggest monastery.
18 April 2012
Socialism, spa and a power plant at 4300 m above sea.
02 April 2012
Today, there is no shortage of images from the Land of Snows. Yet, their scope has remained astonishingly narrow.
28 March 2012
“Everyone protect cultural heritage and share the fruits of its protection!” – Propaganda, yes. But to whom is it addressed?
22 March 2012
An invitation by the Tibet Tourism Bureau to visit Namtso turns out to be full of surprises.