For over twenty-five years Phil Borges, world-famous reporter and one of the greatest contemporary photographers, documents with passion habits and lives of tribal people around the world, using the vehicle of the "environmental portrait" to focus on the issues of indigenous people and to diffuse their knowledge.
Through his award-winning books, Phil attempts to create a relationship between the audience and his subjects: "I want the viewer to see these people as individuals, to know their names and a bit of their history, not just to view them as anonymous part of some remote ethnic or tribal group". His book Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion introduces individuals form a deeply spiritual culture who have been marginalized and displaced by the occupation of their homeland. In 1998 he joined Amnesty International to present Enduring Spirit, ah exhibit and a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Humans Right. Worldwide acclaimed and prize winner for his humanitarian engagement, his photographs are collected and exhibited in many museums all over the world and his award-winning books have been published in four languages. In 1998 he was given the "Photoperson of the year" award.