The Tibet Documentation Project was initially conceived by Tenzin N. Tethong and award-winning photojournalist Jim Daniels as a book to commemorate the fifty years in exile of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the 150,000 Tibetans who today live outside Tibet. The project has subsequently evolved into a broader multimedia effort with a website at its center.

The main goal is to document the story of the survival of the early Tibetan refugees, the gradual rebuilding of their lives and the reestablishment of their cultural and religious institutions in exile. In addition to the images and stories gathered by the project team, individuals and institutions will be invited to submit their own material to create a rich tapestry of the lives of Tibetans in exile.

A project center has been established in Dharamsala in collaboration with ExileLens, an online project started by young Tibetan photographers. Assistance with the collection of old photos has been received from many institutions in Dharamsala.

Tenzin N. Tethong is the current Executive Director of the Tibet Documentation Project. If you wish to financially support this project, please visit our Donate page.

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