Adam Dean January 12, 2009Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Tibet.
Hair Salon. Lhasa, Tibet
Adam Dean is a freelance photographer based in Beijing, China. His work has been published in many of the leading world news publications including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone Magazine, Stern, Days Japan, Forbes, Internazionale, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine, New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Le Figaro and many others. NGO clients include UNICEF and Save The Children (UK) and commercial clients include Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Ogilvy and Honda. His work has been shown at Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan in 2007 and 2008, was exhibited at The Ian Parry Scholarship print exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London and at the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award Exhibition across Europe.
About the Photograph:
A KTV (Karaoke) hostess has her hair styled in a modern hair dressers before starting her night shift at ‘Lhasa Nights’ karaoke bar, often a cover for prostitution, in the new entertainment district of Lhasa, China on 8 August 2006. The development is designed to cater to wealthy Han Chinese tourists, businessmen. government and military officials. Beijing has flooded Lhasa with ethnic Han Chinese causing tension amongst the local ethnic Tibetan community which the Dali Lama describes as “cultural genocide.”