It was a dull reminder of what I was facing coming to Tibet as a photographer. I was fighting the propaganda machine of the People's Republic of China, and the "monks and mountains" infatuation over Tibet in the Western world. Both of them made Tibet out to be some sort of Shangri-La. Like the one I had built up in my head before I got here... There are no roof-top snipers in Shangri-La though. No intimidation marches by soldiers in riot gear either. No, this was something else. (image by Ryan Gauvin)
It was a dull reminder of what I was facing coming to Tibet as a photographer. I was fighting the propaganda machine of the People's Republic of China, and the "monks and mountains" infatuation over Tibet in the Western world. Both of them made Tibet out to be some sort of Shangri-La. Like the one I had built up in my head before I got here... There are no roof-top snipers in Shangri-La though. No intimidation marches by soldiers in riot gear either. No, this was something else.
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