XIHOU. CHINA. 2016
En route to the Tibetan Songzalin Monastery on the outskirts of the Tibetan Village of Shangri La, past a tiny, dusty road that passes through the village of Xihou, it is -4C, the wind is biting cold, and small cakes of snow outline the desolate road. No one passes by from here except an occasional monk from the monastery. Here, little kids squat under the sun, quietly, staring out into the vast open space in front of them. They are curious as I take a photo, a girl hides behind the boy in order to not be captured (as is typical in the Yunnan Province of China) while the other two burst into laughter.