Dutch photographer Rudmer Hoekstra has shared with HKFP his Tibetan-Sichuan photography series.
Hoekstra moved to Hong Kong about 12 years ago from the Netherlands and has been photographing Asia for the past nine years.
His Tibetan-Sichuan photography series was taken in June 2018.
The series was shot in Kham – a historical region overlapping the present-day Tibet Autonomous Region and Sichuan.
Kham straddles the border between Tibet and Sichuan, and is known for its rugged terrain and sweeping gorges.
The region of Kham has had a turbulent past, having been frequently encroached upon by Han Chinese in the east and Tibetans in the west.
It currently falls under the administrative control of the People’s Republic of China, who gained power over the region in the 1950s following the defeat of the Kuomintang during the Chinese Civil War.