We met the day before, he was cutting barley with his sisters and uncles. I returned early morning, walking near his home, wanting in… Bakh Shoh again! His resting face, waiting for tea. But then he could crack up and laugh, or do quick dance moves, listening to his little orange radio. Then back to resting face. Can you imagine? It’s a photographer’s luxury to pick a moment, yet know there is more to it. In fact there is always more to it.
On my sixth expedition to the Wakhan corridor, shooting a story for National Geographic on the Out of Eden Walk (titled “Passage to Another Time”, Sept. 2018). A four-week trek from Afghanistan into Pakistan, across the Pamir and Karakoram mountains with writer Paul Salopek who is walking across the world on foot to retrace the ancient path of human migration.
Format: Archival print, printed with pigment ink on acid free Hahnemühle paper.
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