Ajar’s family are all blue-eyed. I was always amazed to feel a familiarity in people’s faces amongst Wakhi people, who live in the Pamir mountains,right next to the border with China. I find it fascinating to consider the implications on human migration. Think of our history, of all the ancient paths that have been taken to reach every corner of the earth, all the drama and excitement that must have taken place (and still is taking place!).
During a 2008 winter expedition in the Pamir mountains of Afghanistan, a four-week round trip, mostly on foot. That winter, three foreigners including myself met in the Afghan Pamir. That region had not been visited by foreigners since the Michaud (French photographers) visited in winter 1972.
Format: Archival print, printed with pigment ink on acid free Hahnemühle paper.
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