Bhutanese Children at Play
Bhutan, a tiny kingdom landlocked between India and China has been cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, preserving its culture. The government regulates influence by outsiders by limiting tourism and commerce. Bhutan was the last country in the world to introduce television. The quality of life is measured by Gross National Happiness, rather than Gross National Product. These photos capture Bhutanese men and women in their brilliantly colored traditional Ghos for men and Keras for women as they celebrate the Tsechu Festival. Children play at the fairground, wielding jarring evidence that the outside world has invaded.