While on a trip to Tibet with my good Japanese friend Susumu back in May 1986, we went to explore various areas in and around Lhasa. We used Leica and two Nikon F3, loaded with Kodachrome and Ektachrome slide film. After being stowed away for 20 years, the material has survived pretty well, with authentic color rendition and crisp detail.
Here is a gallery of more or less random photographs of Tibetans in Lhasa and other locations of central Tibet. Many of them are pilgrims or monks; others, such as in image 23, are Kampas, a tough folk hailing mostly from western Sichuan province.
Some of the photographs were published in German magazines in 1987.
Scanned and uploaded September 5, 2006.
Thomas H. Hahn, Ithaca, NY
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