Bringing Dalai Lama back toTibet
Ever since the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India in the 50s, The Communist Chinese government has tried to erase any trace of him in Tibet. Troops went into each house to rid of all images and records of His Holiness. There's absolutely no freedom of speech or association in Tibet, so much so that ordinary Tibetan citizens can only discuss Dalai Lama in private behind closed doors. Since all images of Dalai have been banned, tourists can get into trouble for smuggling His pictures into Tibet, I decided to do a defiant double exposure, one shot of Dalai Lama before going into Tibet, and a second exposure in Lhasa in front of His Palace. I don't know too much about the politics of China and Tibet and I'm not religious at all. But I know enough that it is a human right to believe in whatever we choose to.This photo was shot on film. Taken by ihave2pillows with a Lomography Diana F+ (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Kodak Portra 400 VC 120mm film in Lhasa, China. These tags describe this photo: 布達拉宮, lasa, 布达拉宫, 布宮, 拉萨, 拉薩, 西藏, tibetan, lhasa, 120, potala, palace, tibet, and double exposure. Date: 2011-05.
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