Currently in New Delhi, photojournalist Rebecca Conway works in India and Pakistan. Her long-term personal project titled, Pakistan: The Kalash is a documentation of the Kalash tribe in Pakistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains; the last remnants of the...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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I'm super-excited that work from Pakistan is included in Visura's Instagram Takeover, curated by Elizabeth Krist and going live next week.
The images are taken from a long-term personal project documenting the Kalash, Pakistan's smallest and most remote minority, living high in the country's Hindu Kush Mountains.
With a decreasing population of 3500—the Kalash community is the last remnant of the country’s pre-Islamic heritage. With scarce written or photographic history, their existence in Pakistan could one day be forgotten. Kalash elders are concerned their traditions could be lost forever, as increasing numbers convert to Islam or leave the area altogether.
Inhabiting three remote valleys on the Afghanistan border, the geographical isolation of the Kalash and limited investment means access to healthcare, education and markets is difficult, at times almost impossible.
I'm honoured to be able to share part of my work from one of the wildest and most beautiful corners of Pakistan.