TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Political

Pray For Us

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Andrea Peruzzi
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm X-pro1 @ 23mm - 1/500 F.8 Iso 250
  • Photo Date
    14 Aug. 2018

A Tibetan monk prays and recites mantras on top of the hill overlooking the valley and the monastic city of Yarchen Gar, built at over 4,000 meters above sea level on the border between Tibet and China. This remote sacred site welcomes more than 10,000 Tibetan monks and nuns who, after their pilgrimage, build their makeshift shelters to establish themselves and be part of the local community, despite the restrictions and controls by the Chinese military and the conditions of living in dormitory areas where there is no running water, electricity and sanitary services but only latrines.

Italian freelance travel photographer