The most recent blogpost on High Peaks Pure Earth about Chinese tourists in Tibet (and a conversation with a friend about it) reminded me of my trip to Labrang in February 2008.
I couldn’t help noticing how many Chinese tourists were armed with super-expensive cameras and didn’t think twice about pointing them at anyone!
Here are a few photos I took of them taking photos of Tibetans. If someone had taken a photo of me taking a photo of them, it would have been a photo of a Tibetan taking a photo of a Chinese tourist photographing a Tibetan. I don’t think there are any such photos. Anyway here they are:
This last photo was actually taken in Beijing in May 2008, it was a propaganda exhibition titled “Tibet of China: Past and Present”. For some reason, this need to take lots of photographs continues!