Patricio Estay, inspired by his meeting with Henri Cartier Bresson in Paris in 1986, started Tibet Land Of Exile, one of the most important projects in his career.
Patricio Estay’s eleven years work, “Tibet Land of Exile” is dedicated to the Dalai Lama; to the life and work of the Tibetan population in exile; to the school for refugee children created by Jetsun Pema, sister of His Holiness; to the young exiled monks who have found a new home in the monasteries of Dharamsala; and to the pilgrims who come to celebrate the holiday of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. This reportage also documents the significant ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the enthronement of the Dalai Lama, in the presence of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorge. Top of these nine years work is the witness of the current socio-politic situation in Tibet.
Tibet Land Of Exile is the title of a hardcover book published in Italy in 2007 by Skira, and by Thames & Hudson for the international market, the introduction was written by the Dalai Lama and the text by Robert Thurman; it is also the title of the travelling exhibition presented in the most important locations in Florence, Milan and Rome