Elusive Paradise: Michael Yamashita’s Shangri-La (along the tea road to Lhasa)
Aired On: Dec 19, 2013
Mike Yamashita discusses his photographs that embody both the rich Tibetan culture and the rapidly changing face of the area since the Chinese invasion in 1950.
Mike Yamashita’s photographs embody both the rich, Tibetan culture as well as the rapidly changing face of the area since the Chinese invasion in 1950. His photographs, taken over a period of fifteen years, may well be among the last images of Tibet to be captured by a foreigner, as Tibetan travel for non-Chinese has been radically curtailed by the Chinese authorities....