The New Tibetans

Paul Ratje traveled across the provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai, in China, where he spent time focusing on modern life on and off the Tibetan plateau.
He met with many locals and through these encounters, he had the opportunity to learn more about the culture and discover what it is like to live in this society.

Photo copyright: © Paul Ratje.

Originally from Mesilla, New Mexico, Paul Ratje studied photojournalism and foreign languages at New Mexico State University, after which he lived in Taiwan where he started his career in photojournalism. After six years in Asia, he returned home to the El Paso area. Though he still has a strong connection to Asia, his true calling is documenting immigration and border issues. Based near El Paso, Texas, he’s worked all along the US-Mexico border and in Mexico where he strives to show humanity in the immigration story from all angles.
Paul is a frequent contributor to Agence France-Presse and Reuters, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.

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