No High Hopes

This image is part of on going series exploring iconography in Tibet. Traditionally, all houses would have had a shrine but during the Cultural Revolution these would have been replaced with images and figures of Chairman Mao which were believed to bring luck into the home. Now, it’s balanced somewhere in between.

I love this image as I had no high hopes for it when I shot it but somehow, the light, my three friends, the composition, it’s become my favourite from the year and will be shown as part of a triptych at the @kettlesyard Cambridge Show this October.

Rinchen Ato