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The Four Seasons: Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants

A study of the daily lives of Tibetan farmworkers built over the course of seven years

Lu Nan

Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants A family finishing work for the day. Tibet. 1999. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants People at rest in Xigaze, about 300 kilometers west of Lhasa, in the Himalaya Mountains. Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Daughter pouring liquor for her father to drink. Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Villagers thanking God for bestowing a bountiful harvest. Tibet. 2002. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Family who digs up turnips. Tibet. 2003. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants A family gathered around a stove. Tibet. 2003. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Grandmother and her granddaughter. Xigaze, Tibet. 2002. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Girl cousins combing hair. Tibet. 2003. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Children skipping rope. Chongye, Tibet. 1996. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Father and daughter about to make New Year's visits. Tibet. 2004. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants A couple working while preparing their meal. Xigaze, Tibet. 2002. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Girl and maternal grandmother. Xigaze, Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Father and older daughter helping younger daughter try on shoes. Tibet. 2004. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants A mother listening to her elder daughter's complaints. Tibet. 2003. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Wife with her husband, injured by the horse-cart. Xigaze, Tibet. 2001. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos
Lu Nan | The Four Seasons, Everyday Life of Tibet Peasants Old woman boiling tea at harvest-time. Tibet. 2000. © Lu Nan | Magnum Photos

In order to capture subjects in Tibet, Lu Nan spent seven years there. This study follows the seasons from spring to autumn, from the warmth of summer to the cold winter, and includes almost all aspects of daily life of Tibetan farmers.