Ancient Spirit & Inescapable Modernity | Western Himalayas


Photographer and Educator Santosh Korthiwada is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From his project ‘On The Edge‘.  To see Santosh’s body of work click on any image.






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.







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By Santosh Korthiwada




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