I was intrigued to find a photography competition dedicated to the recording of vanishing tribal cultures and thrilled to win with two bodies of work. For the Nomination award my work Tibetans in Kham was chosen and the Naga and Nishi work won a Performance award.
The Humanity Photo Awards is a biennial photography contest supported by UNESCO and the China Folklore Photographic Association and sponsored by the World Folklore Photography Association. The CFPA is the only photographic association in the world who enjoys full operational relations with UNESCO.It’s goals are to explore and rescue the endangered folk cultures of world nationalities and to enhance mutual understanding to promote the world peace.
Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is an international competition, aiming to call upon photographers all over the world to widely and deeply record and preserve the heritage of the folk culture. HPA finds a way for photography to ally with folklore, anthropology and sociology and its photo series provide the most systemic specimens and trustworthy evidence for cultural heritage, which is far beyond artistic value.
The premiere exhibition “Memories of Mankind” will be held in December in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
Yushu Festival – Kham
Ladakhi Women in her Perak
Myths and Mountains is a fabulous adventure travel company who I have worked with to set up many of my adventures. I am excited to be collaborating with them on their new website and newsletters. Traveler, humanitarian, and teacher, Toni Neubauer is the guiding spirit behind Myths and Mountain. She and her team create intimate experiences that are the heart and soul of every trip, and what makes each journey so unique.
Blog 591 is a full screen magazine featuring photography and art, edited and published by Ulf Fågelhammar.
I am happy to be the current featured artist.
Interview and exhibition :
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Majestic Mountains and Rivers in Ladakh
Cut off from the rest of the world by the great Himalayan range, Ladakh, has for centuries been a crossroads for pilgrims and traders. Called by some “The Last Shangri-La” it is a land of monasteries perched on high peaks and ancient fortress palaces built upon steep rocky slopes. Villages are scattered among the valleys between ranges connected only by mountain passes which tower as high as 18,500 feet. Therefore, the name Ladakh, which literally means “the land of passes.” Buddhism, its traditions, its monasteries, its people, its chortens and its mani walls, dominate the culture and panorama.
I feel like I have come back from another world…
Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” as it is known, is a wildly beautiful desert region high in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate, and a culture over 1000 years old. Leh, Ladakh, a fabled city, is on the ancient silk route.
In the month of September, the ‘moonscape’ of Ladakh comes alive with a magic of its own. The people, wearing gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headpieces, dance in the streets. Traditional dances depict the many legends of Ladakh, the hermit kingdom. Ancient monasteries sport flags in a riot of colors, display tankhas and have archery competitions, horse-polo, and more .
Leaving Tuesday, finally, after many earlier summer plans went awry…I wonder how it will be…
September Festivals in Ladakh
This is a photo from The Crooked Trails website…
We will have little internet access but I will try to post when I can…