The tibetan refugees. by 
Hugo Michaux

Photos by 
Hugo Michaux


Hugo Michaux studied photography in his home city of Brussels, Belgium, before dropping out to work as an assistant in fashion and commercial photography. He has assisted such renowned photographers as Mario Testino, Jan Welters, Mark Brothwick and Serge Leblon.

His interests, first rooted in photojournalism, have developed to encompass all facets of the art. He has spent seven years travelling the world for work, developing his own personal projects as he goes. Exposure to different environments have given Michaux a unique vision of the world that is both a taste for the exotic and an eye for the everyday. Or, anything that produces an emotional reaction in the spectator.

Around 10,000 Tibetans live in the Northern Indian mountain city of Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government. Each year, around 3,000 of them make the journey across the Himalayas, a month-long dangerous trek over the frozen mountains. These images were taken at a camp where newly-arrived Tibetans are welcomed. All of this people have tragic stories, all of them have risked there lives to be here, and they arrive hoping for a new start.

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