Kham Territory | Photojournalist: Mikel Aristregi | BLACK AND WHITE |

Kham is the name of the plateau located on the eastern third of Tibet. It is divided between the Chinese provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Qinghai (only the first two are represented in these photographs).  In spite of being historically and culturally united to Tibet’s central territory, Kham has various special characteristics such as the fighting spirit of its inhabitants.  The proportion of Tibetans varies in the region. There are fewer the more east you go towards China.  The majority are farmers and cattle breeders who leave trade and business in the hands of the Chinese.  Living together is not always easy between the two communities.- Mikel Aristregi