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The Heart of My Research and My Sacred Home - Mt. Kawagebo

2012 International Photography Exhibition
"The Heart of My Research and My Sacred Home - Mt. Kawagebo"
Location: Taizi Temple Mingyong Glacier, China
Photographer: Heather Fair
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "When I read about the Mingyong Glacier at Mt. Kawagebo in 2009, I thought, "these Tibetan locals will never allow me to do my aquatic biological research at their glacier." Mt. Kawagebo is one of the most sacred Tibetan mountains and pilgrimage sites. For the past three years, Mingyong Glacier village has been the heart of my research. I am forever grateful to the Tibetans who have welcomed me as family and let me call Mingyong, Mt. Kawagebo my Tibetan home."

The Heart of My Research and My Sacred Home - Mt. Kawagebo