LOBSANG PALDEN Tibet, 2004
Originally a refugee from Tibet, Lobsang was attending an English language centre in India run by Western volunteers where the instruction was free but he had no means for living. We sponsored him and his language skills improved and he was able to find a job in a photography studio. He documented his own personal story, describing his childhood with normadic farmers, relentless persecution by the Chinese authorities and how he escaped via the Himalayas into Nepal. Unfortunatley we lost in touch with Lobsang but hopefully his story will become available for everyone to read.