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Tibetan Exile.

By UrbaneMagick
Originally from Tibet, this lady and her daughter fled Chinese persecution in the 1950s. Her daughter and granddaughter now sell trinklets in the Tibetan markets if Nepal. I saw this lady at the,Boudanath Stupa, walking clockwise ( as us traditional) around the temple, spinning the built in prayer wheels as she went.

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A beautiful wonderful portrait excellent capture SmileSmileSmile

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nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
8 Dec 2014 8:17AM
Another EXCELLENT portrait work, Gareth.
8 Dec 2014 9:24AM
A full of charecter portrait!! Excellent capture!
sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
8 Dec 2014 10:48AM
a splendid portrait in monochrome.....a lifetime of hardship & toil are shown in her facial lines so superbly captured by you Gareth. Smile
8 Dec 2014 4:09PM
Fantastic portrait.
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
8 Dec 2014 5:21PM
Full of emotion and soul Gareth.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 5:33PM
Every line on her face tells a story I think :-(
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 7:09PM
Superb light and capture Gareth, love the detail and the her mini life story you've included, did you have a guide with you to ask questions or did she speak English , love this type of photography
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
8 Dec 2014 7:53PM
A Brilliant PortraitSmile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
8 Dec 2014 8:06PM
Excellent mono portrait Gareth.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 8:06PM
Hi Jeremy, no guide, dine tge whole trip on my tod, just winged it, but spoke to her granddaughter who spoke English. This lady spoke none, or just single words.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 8:08PM
Wow Jeremy, didn't expect an award..., and from a travel photographer like yourself, that's humbling '!! Thankyou!!
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 8:24PM
Dude you're most welcome it's a cracker , together her story and the excellent capture produce a powerfully emotive portrait
9 Dec 2014 5:31PM
Brilliant character shot.

A fantastic set of portraits. The monochrome tibetan subject is outstanding in my opinion.

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