Sins of a Lifetime

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The Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Bonpo regard the sacred Mount Kailash as the heart of the world.  One full circumambulation around the thirty-two mile trail around the mountain is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.  Pilgrims on this kora will leave cherished personal items behind like a piece of clothing, a braid of… Read more »

Birth of a Book

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Our book TIBET: Culture on the Edge was just released this week!!   I must say I’m thrilled with how it turned out. The idea for a second book on Tibet came quite by accident.  ( My first book Tibetan Portrait was published 16 years ago.)  In 2009 I had traveled to Lhasa to document the… Read more »

Evolution of My Newest Book

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The typical way I work when producing a book is to choose an issue I feel strongly about then finding an organization (usually an NGO) that is aligned with the same interests and partner with them to collect the content necessary for the book.  The partnership is not only valuable in helping to cover the… Read more »

Climate Change on the Tibetan Plateau

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There has been a lot of controversy about the rate of climate change on the Tibetan Plateau—especially concerning the predictions about the disappearance of glaciers. Because of unseasonable rain and fast melting glaciers the rivers overflow onto the fields requiring the farmers to harvest their crops underwater. I have spent the last 2 years interviewing farmers… Read more »