The Barkhor

PhotographerEric Wong
PrizePortraiture / Culture
Entry Description

The Barkhor is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Templein Lhasa, Tibet, China. It is a spirit and holy place for the Tibetan’s pilgrims and locals. People come here for praying and worship their god. However, the Barkhor has been a symbolic center of Tibetan protest since 1987, the Barkhor has also seen many demonstrations. This series of portrait is to record how’s the Tibetans live nowadays.