Monthly:November 2012

A Tibetan Plateau Diary

For the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. To view the full gallery of images. “Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us” — Oscar Wilde I’ve never been one for keeping a diary. My parents encouraged me to keep one from a young age, but numerous half-filled notebooks are evidence of my failed attempts. Early on however, I realized that photography and the experience of looking at an image were much more effective in helping me to […]

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The Last Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau

For the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting “I was forced to move here three years ago. Before, I was a nomad. I’m not happy with what has happened,” explained Dhakpa as we stood on the dusty street corner. (Dhakpa’s name and those of other Tibetans in the story have been changed to protect their identity.) The wind swept through the valley in which we stood, dirt and sand swirling around our feet. Nearby, large piles of refuse started to shuffle […]

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