American photographer Phil Borges (Phil Borges) for more than thirty years of traveling the world and relieves small people - such as Tibetans.
Jigme and Sonam 8 years, 18 months. Ladakh, Tibet.
"Jigme and Sonam - sister of the family of nomads, who had just come down from the Himalayas in their winter camp, located on the Tibetan plateau at an altitude of 5000 m above sea level. When I showed her picture on the Jigme Polaroids, she screamed and ran into the tent. I realized that the first time she saw herself from outside, because her family does not have a mirror. "
The Pit, 8 years old. Lhasa.
"Yama, her parents and three sisters traveled from Kham province in a pilgrimage to 6 weeks in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple in the temple."
"Most of the way Yama helped carry our 10-month old daughter - said her father. - She's a very young age is committed to helping others. "
Pusung, 64 years old and Dundup, 32 years old. Puga Valley, Ladakh.
"Pusung and Dundup - father and son. I got to their camp at an altitude of 5200 m above sea level in December, in a very cold and windy day. They had just finished praying and were prepared to sacrifice in the name of two yaks hearty winter. It was quite a primitive rite. It seemed that this scene could take place two hundred years ago in the North American prairies. "
Tseten, 81 years old. Choglamsar, Ladakh.
"Tseten was almost fifty when he took away a large herd of goats and yaks, and he was forced to leave Tibet. He is one of two thousand Tibetans in a refugee camp near the Choglamsara in Ladakh. Here he has only one goat and a small plot of land on which he grows vegetables. " "I am a Buddhist, and so I can be happy anywhere," - says Tseten.
shelo, 20 years and Benben, 17 years. Nyalam, Tibet.
"Shelo and Benben, best friends since childhood. They worked as a maid in a hotel in Nyalame, ancient Tibetan village, which has become a transit point for climbers on their way to Mount Everest. "
Dolma, 38 years old. Chantung, Ladakh
"Dolma never met western people. She ran up to me, touched my shoulder and quickly removed his hand, hid it under his cape and laughed. A young girl, she ran across the Tibet-Indian border with his family after a rumor that the residents of their nomadic camp forced to live in a commune. "
Norzum, 44 years old. Tso Morari Lake, Ladakh.
"Norzum remembers as a boy escaped from Tibet with his family. When traveling at night and hiding by day, they are for more than twenty days to cross the border in Ladakh. During heavy frost at an altitude of 5000 m the death of his younger brother. Norzum says that the place where he has to live now is much more severe than his homeland. "
Lobsang Tenzin and 67 years, 13 years. Bodhnat, Nepal
"Lobsang, along with 66 other monks arrested in 1959. He was released from prison only 21 years and was one of three survivors. His best friend died in prison before his hands. When Lobsang Tenzin met, he recognized him as the reincarnation of his friend. Lobsang says that he sees in this young man the features of the deceased old friend. "
Tsezim, 79 years old, and Deck, 72 years old. Dharamsala, India.
"Tsezim and Deca - old friends. They were among the 100,000 Tibetans who fled from Tibet in 1959, together with the Dalai Lama. Deck husband was killed during the uprising, but she could take with her five children. Since Deca settled in Dharamsala, close to Dalai Lama and the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. "
Pemba 4 years. Truck-current, Ladakh.
"Pemba came to the village of Truck-current with his mother and sister at a dance festival in sunny but frosty December day. It caught my attention that has been completely absorbed by the spectacle. It seemed, at the time of the ceremony, she never budge, despite the biting cold wind. "
SAMDI, 72 years old. Ganden Monastery, Tibet.
"SAMDI came to Ganden (one of the largest Tibetan monasteries, universities) in 12 years. During the Cultural Revolution, Ganden was completely destroyed, as well as other Tibetan monasteries in 6200, of which survived only 11. Samdenu was then 44 years. Now he is 72 and he still lives in the restoration of the monastery. "