Amdo Pilgrim, Tibet

Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 19
Uploaded 26 Sep 2007 — 147 favorites
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© Frank Ward
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There is a large park behind the Potala in Lhasa. This is where I found this girl resting with a group of pilgrims. I couldn't speak her language, but we shared a moment. Later, she looked under the dark cloth and through my view camera. She smiled.

I photographed her with a wooden 8X10 Deardorf.

47 responses

  • Karin J. Burton

    Karin J. Burton said (26 Sep 2007):

    Lovely photo and story.

  • Noora

    Noora said (3 Oct 2007):


  • Mandi Smith

    Mandi Smith (Deleted) said (1 Nov 2007):

    this is beautiful. wonderful story.

  • Nick Edens

    Nick Edens gave props (14 Nov 2007):

    Excellent job! Love the capture and the story!

  • Chris Byrne

    Chris Byrne gave props (20 Nov 2007):

    i have to agree with previous comments. its great

  • Angelica Sarkisyan

    Angelica Sarkisyan said (8 Jan 2008):

    Amazing capture!

  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (7 Apr 2008):


  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (22 Apr 2008):


  • vignes balasingam

    vignes balasingam said (19 May 2008):

    When I saw this girl, I instantly know who's work this was. Great to see you here Frank! :) I really love your tibet series. It is truly amazing work. Cheers :)

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (21 May 2008):

    Very Nice Shot !

  • Amber Reeves

    Amber Reeves said (2 Jun 2008):


  • Will Brueggemann

    Will Brueggemann gave props (26 Jul 2008):


  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (19 Nov 2008):

    your portfolio is incredible! i am speechless! my praise to you.

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    CONGRATS, FRANK! Excellent photo and well deserved publication.

  • Henrik Lehnerer

    Henrik Lehnerer gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Stunning portrait shot! Excellent work!

  • David Fullman

    David Fullman   gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    great shot

  • Joel Faviere

    Joel Faviere said (27 Dec 2008):

    I'm expressionless.
    The emotion is beyond the epitome of captivating.

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2008):

    very deserving of a publication, nice work

  • keiron green

    keiron green said (22 Jan 2009):

    Very original ,Excellent shot

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (24 Jan 2009):


  • Frederic Charpentier

    Frederic Charpentier gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    Beautiful !

  • Ebla Maleh

    Ebla Maleh gave props (19 Feb 2009):

    simply amazing capture!

  • Brent Fannin

    Brent Fannin said (23 Feb 2009):

    Wow! Love it! You should also check out this new photography site called Photo Art Museum ( The site is brand new and its a great site to showcase your work to a worldwide user base.

  • Guna Dwi

    Guna Dwi gave props (24 Feb 2009):

    great portraiture

  • Gerard Koeleman

    Gerard Koeleman said (1 Mar 2009):

    Outstanding, ethereal portraiture Frank.

  • Robert Robert

    Robert Robert said (2 Mar 2009):

    Incredible! This is photography as a craft and as an artform. How unfair life is, if this woman had been born in Europe she would probably be drinking champagne at a Chanel party in Paris right now. Life is unreal, thank you Frank for reminding me!

  • annie williams

    annie williams said (8 Mar 2009):

    I love her expression

  • maghin

    maghin said (23 May 2009):

    truly awe inspiring portrait

  • Alora Smith

    Alora Smith said (3 Jun 2009):

    She is beautiful

  • colinizing phot with colin boyd

    colinizing phot with colin boyd (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    this is good.

  • Andrew Rodgers

    Andrew Rodgers gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    I remember this from the JPG mag

  • Gabriele Paccagnella

    Gabriele Paccagnella said (14 Jul 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (3 Sep 2009):

    REMARKABLE portrait! WOW!:)

  • Joy McCalla

    Joy McCalla gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    What a striking photo!

  • Miro Zselinsky

    Miro Zselinsky gave props (22 Dec 2009):


  • Brian Matiash

    Brian Matiash gave props (5 Jan 2010):

    This is one of the most gripping portrait compositions that I've ever seen. Simply outstanding.

  • christopher kontoes

    christopher kontoes (Deleted) said (5 Jan 2010):

    this is alive.

  • Marcellus Nealy

    Marcellus Nealy gave props (5 Jan 2010):


  • Christine Corrigan

    Christine Corrigan said (18 Feb 2010):

    beautiful portrait and story!

  • Scott Shealy

    Scott Shealy (Deleted) said (18 Feb 2010):


  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (3 Jun 2010):

    I always remeber two images from JPG in particular (from about a year ago) and this is one of them. If I took one this good I think I'd sell my camera... I'd've peaked!

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (25 Aug 2010):


  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (25 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful in every way

  • Victor Bezrukov

    Victor Bezrukov gave props (17 Sep 2010):

    stunning portrait !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (21 Mar 2012):

    A powerful portrait!!

  • Pet Parents

    Pet Parents said (22 May 2012):

    I feel her presence just looking at her image

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Sep 2014):

    what a great portrait.....

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