Fad­ing Light

Yuen Hung Neoh, Sin­ga­pore

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The world’s largest Bud­dhist acad­emy is lo­cated in a re­mote place in Ser­tar County, China, named Larung Gar. Peo­ple from all over China come here to study Bud­dhism. How­ever, it is a con­tro­ver­sial place: nuns and monks have suf­fered op­pres­sion and im­pris­on­ment, and in June 2016 the au­thor­i­ties im­posed new rules, which put thou­sands of res­i­dents at risk of re­moval. These res­i­dents have not been given the chance to prac­tise their re­li­gion in peace. If the op­pres­sion con­tin­ues, this unique place will even­tu­ally fade from his­tory. Nikon D800, 24-70mm f/2.8, 73 secs, f/6.3, ISO200

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