“Some people say, “What does it matter if Tribal cultures fade away.” The answer is simple. When asked the meaning of being human, all the diverse cultures of the world respond with 10,000 different voices.” – Wade Davis
I want to tell the stories of many diverse cultures. My goal is to explore our cross-cultural truths; the importance of family, community and ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression. I’m going to begin sharing some of my tribal adventures here with the Tibetan Festivals in Kham.. Making the journey and taking the picture, is only the first step for me. In the traditional darkroom, I was a lith printer which was like a dance in the darkroom… no two prints ever came out the same. I have studied and taught many alternative processes i.e.: infrared digital and film, hand painting, Polaroid transfers and more. Now, I recreate these effects in the digital darkroom and find it equally creative and challenging.
So the summer festivals begin on the rooftop of the world in Kham which in southwest China and Tibet.
For Slideshow of more Festival Imagery: click here