- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Rizzoli (October 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0847836916
- ISBN-13: 978-0847836918
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #568,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Tibet: Culture on the Edge Hardcover – October 4, 2011
See the Best Books of 2018 So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year so far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"Phil Borges' images are some of the finest portraits I have ever seen, and like those of Edward C. Curtis, they are also precious, documenting a vanishing way of life. Look, care and be reassured by the beauty of the human spirit." Ann Curry, "NBC News
"PHOTO BOOKS OF THE YEAR WINNER: Documentary & Photojournalism
In his fifth monograph, Borges explores both the indigenous lifestyles of the Tibetan people and their grand surroundings--each threatened by forces including industrial development, climate change and ongoing political tension between Tibet and the People's Republic of China. Forged over 17 years of periodic visits, Borges's affinity with the hardy natives informs the book's illuminating text and warm portraits alike." "American Photo
""Ethnographic, environmental, and aesthetic--this book is a triple win. Photographer Phil Borges returned to Tibet after 15 years to make this panoramic portrait of a people and place that are drastically changing. Intimate portraits, luminous landscapes, and religious structures are paired with poignant, dignified commentary. Borges hopes his chromatically radiant, vital document sounds alarms and helps preserve aspects of a vanishing existence--a noble and ennobling vision." "The Brooklyn Rail
""Award-winning photographer Phil Borges, who has made the plight of indigenous people a focus of his work, assembled this collection of vivid photographs and interviews with ordinary Tibetans. He had been there 15 years earlier, and was shocked at the seismic changes that had taken place in the interim. His book focuses on these shifts--how, for example, climate change and intense development by the Chinese government have affected the people and the landscape--while also noting what has remained steadfast: Tibetans' Buddhist faith. Borges's gorgeous images, combined with the residents' heartfelt observations, offer dramatic documentation of the truth of this sacred region." The "Washington Post
About the Author
Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world for twenty-five years, and his photographs are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world. He is the author of Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
James R. Ely