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 symbolically. 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 is merged with the soul of the mortals, and seems impossible to separate them from each other.

Ruptured by the rapid turbulence between the traditional roots and inescapable modernity, I tried to photographically capture the feeling of being stared at.