Rakaposhi, also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist”) in North Pakistan, is the 27th highest mountain in the world (7788 m – 25.551 ft). Measured from base to summit, it has an uninterrupted ~6000 meters vertical rise which, in a way, makes it the tallest free standing mountain in the world. It was first climbed by a British-Pakistani team in 1958 – and not many times after that. I remember how stunned I was the first time I saw this giant popping out of the landscape – I didn’t know what mountains were before I saw that.
During six months, I photographed traditional self-sufficient communities all over the world, focusing on how their lifestyle is dictated by the environment they live in and by their search for food. A global story for National Geographic Magazine titled “The Evolution of Diet” (Sept 2014).
Format: Archival print, printed with pigment ink on acid free Hahnemühle paper.
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