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Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Manuel Bauer

ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

The occupation of Tibet by China has left behind deep scars. Tibetan culture is being erased and many Tibetans have been victims of humiliations, discrimination and torture. In the footsteps of the Dalai Lama, who left the country in 1959, 80,000 Tibetans have fled to India. To reach India one has to make the rough, perilous crossing over the Himalayas. Manuel Bauer was the first to photograph this dangerous trek. In 1995 he accompanied a Tibetan father and daughter who wanted to flee from Lhasa to the Indian city of Dharmsala. Their journey to freedom lasted 22 days and they suffered from hunger and frostbite on the way. Bauer's reportage ultimately became world-famous. – On the sixth day after their departure from Lhasa, and after a longer stay in Shigatse, Yangdol and her father arrange a lift with a truck driver who is on his way to Tingri, in Shigatse Tingri, Tibet.

  • ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

    The occupation of Tibet by China has left behind deep scars. Tibetan culture is being erased and many Tibetans have been victims of humiliations, discrimination and torture. In the footsteps of the Dalai Lama, who left the country in 1959, 80,000 Tibetans have fled to India. To reach India one has to make the rough, perilous crossing over the Himalayas. Manuel Bauer was the first to photograph this dangerous trek. In 1995 he accompanied a Tibetan father and daughter who wanted to flee from Lhasa to the Indian city of Dharmsala. Their journey to freedom lasted 22 days and they suffered from hunger and frostbite on the way. Bauer's reportage ultimately became world-famous. – On the sixth day after their departure from Lhasa, and after a longer stay in Shigatse, Yangdol and her father arrange a lift with a truck driver who is on his way to Tingri, in Shigatse Tingri, Tibet.

  • ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

    Late in the afternoon of the tenth day Yangdol and her father reach the top of the pass of Nangpa La, lying at 5716 meters and the boundary between Tibet and Nepal. They honor the gods by placing a white khata (scarf) on a la tse (stone cairn) while shouting out lha giallo, 'The gods have won!'

  • ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

    Exhausted by the high altitude, Yangdol and her father can only manage a few steps at a time before they collapse back into the snow. Tibet.

  • ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

    After arriving in the Indian city of Delhi, Yangdol and her father take a rickshaw to the Tibetan reception center. They the will be registered and receive a ticket for the bus to Dharmsala.

  • ESCAPE FROM TIBET (Tibet / India, 1995)

    When he is in Dharmsala, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama holds receptions for newly arrived refugees. Here Yangdol meets the Dalai Lama for the first time in her life.

Biography

As a freelance photographer Manuel Bauer (b. 1966, Switzerland) has specialized in long-term projects. He feels a deep bond with Tibet. In 1990 an exhibition of his work was personally opened by the Dalai Lama.

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