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“Suffering, Purification and Peace of Heart” – Lu Nan’s Trilogy

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Lu Nan Grandfather and granddaugheter. Xigaze, about 300 kilometers west of Lhasa, in the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan Women heading off to build sheep pen. Chongye, Lhoka, Tibet. 1997. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Girl and maternal grandmother. Xigaze, about 300 kilometers west of Lhasa, in the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet. 2004. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan Mother and son digging up potentilla anserina. Tibet. 2004. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Mother feeding lamb, with son. Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Old woman boiling tea at harvest-time. Tibet. 2000. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan Mental Hospital Guizhou. Ghuizou, China. 1990. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Zhang Shuhua (r), age 38, has been hospitalized for over two months. Because there is no one to turn her over and wash her, she has grown fist-sized bedsores. Ten days after this picture was taken, (...)
Lu Nan Mental Hospital Guizhou. Ghuizou, China. 1990. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan The girl is 11 years old. Due to a lack of children’s wards, China’s most juvenile sufferers have to be kept together with adult patients. Rather than taking care of such children, the adult patien (...)
Lu Nan Miao Yujiu, age 33, has been afflicted for nine years. Shanxi, China. 1989. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Mental Hospital Tianjin. Tianjin, China. 1989. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Mental Hospital Tianjin. Tianjin, China. 1989. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Jia Wenying is 39 years old. Since her husband died two years ago, she and her daughter have survived by begging. Guizhou, China. 1990. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan Han Ying Fang, 71 years old, is a fifth-generation Catholic in her family. During the Cultural Revolution, the Red Army raided Catholic homes, confiscating Bibles and other religious references. If (...)
Lu-Nan An elderly Catholic couple sitting inside their house. Shandong, China. 1993. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan An old woman saying a prayer before her meal. Jaingsu, China. 1993. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan Old church member engraving figure of Jesus. Shanxi Province, China. 1995. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan Sisters sitting at home. Shandong Province, China. 1993. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan A Catholic couple prays before going to sleep. Shandong Province, China. 1993. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu-Nan A nun’s bedroom. Inner Mongolia, China. 1992. © Lu-Nan | Magnum Photos