TOKYO-2018 People / Family

Tibetan Family - The Long Journey Home

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Family, 1st Place winner in People
  • Photographer
    Sarah Jenkins
  • Agency / Studio
    Sarah Jenkins Photography
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5d Iv
  • Photo Date
    July 2018

This Tibetan family is preparing for the long ride home after spending the day at the traditional horse racing festival, where nomadic Tibetan families gather high up on the Tibetan Plateau (4200 meters) to watch local Khampa horsemen compete in various horse races. Everyone is dressed in their best Tibetan outfits, with some modern accessories. I watched as the mother of this family helped her exhausted three young sons climb on the horse's back, while she and her older son held the reins and led the horse across the grasslands and the long walk home.

Sarah is a freelance photographer who lives in Sydney Australia, but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to 135 countries and all seven continents. She shoots travel and portrait photographs on a freelance basis. Her interest in disappearing cultures takes her to some of the more remote parts of the world. Sarah's images have been awarded international photography awards. Sarah is also the director of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses.