Escape from Tibet, Tibet 1995
The Himalayas, Wall between Occupation and Freedom
After years of Chinese occupation, the country of Tibet still suffers the consequences. Tibetan culture is disappearing and thousands of Tibetans are still subjected to humility, discrimination and even torture. Those who try to resist, often face the death penalty. More unfortunate in the long-run, is the fact that since 1959, the year the Dalai Lama fled to India, drawing over 80,000 Tibetans with him, the flow of refugees from Tibet has not receeded.
Manuel Bauer was the 1st ever recorded photographer to brave this journey, accompanying a father and his daughter from Lhasa to Dharasalam in India.