The Dalai Lama’s Flight, 1951 – The wind springs up early across the treeless, almost lifeless, Tibetan plateau. By midday it sweeps with gale force, carrying sand or snow, stinging and cutting travelers’ faces. What light there is casts a bleak twilight pall over the wastelands.
Here, second from the left, the newly invested Dalai Lama, flanked by two of his personal khenpo (abbots), staggers against the winds on the Plain of Tuna in his flight from the Chinese communist advance. In the foreground struggles Phala Dronyer Chenmo, the Lord Chamberlain.
Also available as a 16x20inch individual silver gelatin photograph in a separate edition.