Tibetan diaspora
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The Tibetan diaspora is a term used to refer to the communities of Tibetan people living outside the Tibet. When I was in Darjeeling, India in April 2014, I went to the Tibetan self help center. There were several shops and workshop. Most of the people were old people, I just saw a few young people there. Tibetan emigration happened in two waves: one in 1959 following the 14th Dalai Lama's self-exile in India, and the other in the 1980s when Tibet was opened to trade and tourism. The third wave continues from 1996 to today. This photo project is part of the daily life of Tibaten refugees in exile in self help center of Darjeeling.