At the border of India and China, compressed between social, political, cultural, economic, and ecological changes, the people of Western Himalayas live 'on the edge’ both literally and figuratively.

However challenging their living conditions remain, spirit of these people is as resilient and ancient as the magnificent Himalayas. It is as if the soul of the land merged with the soul of the mortal and it seems impossible to separate them from each other. I found no disparity between the people and the place; both beings originated from the same matter.

In this on-going project, I try to photograph the essence of the people who are going through a rapid turbulence of social change which leaves them ‘in between’ traditional roots and inescapable modernity.

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