Categories

Photo of Memorial fountains at Poklonnaya Gora, Moscow on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Khumbu Valley kid on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Nuns in a snowstorm in Rongbuk monastery, Tibet on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Kilimanjaro from the air on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Happy Woman in Kathmandu with prayer flags on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Church at Red Square on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley in winter on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of No photo on ExposedPlanet.com Photo of Street sign in downtown Talkeetna, Alaska on ExposedPlanet.com

Globalisation 3: Tibet 20th December 2006

2 Responses to “Globalisation 3: Tibet”

  1. 1
    clarence:

    Wonderful portrait and story.

  2. 2
    Ashish Sidapara:

    Superb portrait!!

  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 0.001 s (1/1250) (1/1250)
  • f/2.8
  • aperture priority (semi-auto)
  • 100
  • 2006:04:14 08:08:23
  • matrix
  • 50.00 (50/1)
  • Auto Exposure
Globalisation 3: Tibet

The story behind "Globalisation 3: Tibet"

Tibet may be occupied by China and therefore officially anti-capitalist, globalised brands are everywhere. This little kid on the streets of Nyalam is wearing a Nike sweater, but one that will likely never have appeared in one of the official catalogues.

It’s interesting to think that many of the cool clothes are cheaply made in Asia, some of them by small children, while they are sold for big prices in the west, so bigger children can be cool over here.
But here in Tibet it works the other way, the carefully branded Swoosh is pirated and abused for very cheap clothes, so for little money these poor children can try to get the same cool effect.. Though they will not have the slightest idea what cool actually means besides not too warm..

This kid was hiding away behind his mothers dress when a strange bunch of people -our everest team- appeared..

(2 comments add yours: click the link above the image, or share using the buttons.)

Share your Planet!

Click the buttons below to Tweet, Stumble, Reddit or Digg!

Categories:
AsiaChildrenGlobalisationPeoplePortraitsTibet

URL: http://exposedplanet.com/globalisation-3-tibet/