The Kashmir Analogs - Blog
“The Kashmir Analogs” is a visceral blog series depicting experiences from a 2012 trip to Eastern Kashmir. Partnered with Nelson Guda on an international peace and conflict studies project (The Enemies Project), Alex documented the life, land and conflict present in Northern India and Kashmir. Together they interviewed and photographed hundreds of individuals ranging from, X-militants, Saints, Politicians, Families and Women to Nomadic Tribesmen. Fine Art prints from this series were galleried in August, 2014.
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Gallery Exhibit – August, 2014
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How to sum this up... I've been in the process of writing The Kashmir Analogs for almost a year now. But it feels like there is more to be said and gleaned from these experiences in India and the Middle-East... And here I am writing the concluding paragraphs to the...read more
Here we are at the Crux. The Crux being the move we take to make it all come together... all coalesce... It's been seven weeks since I started posting The Kashmir Analogs. Traveling and working in Kashmir was a journey for sure. And so far, I've only told stories...read more
It is funny where you find yourself sometimes… after I opened my eyes and let them adjust to bright, early-afternoon sunlight, I saw, sitting in front of me, a young boy wearing a brown tunic, staring at me with a big curious grin… as I regain my senses, all I could...read more
- The People – Shoving a camera up to a strangers face requires a lot of nerve. It's a trip walking up to someone on the street who speaks a different language than you, and saying, "can I take your picture" while using your hands and pointing and the camera to get...read more
At this point in my journey in Northern India and my stay in Kashmir, things started to move fast. It was on our second day in Lal Chowk, Srinagar that we began meeting leaders of different separatist parties in Kashmir. For Nelson’s project, his intention is to meet...read more
-Introduction - Kashmir, Kashmir, Kashmir… In the blossoming age of global communication, media, and technology, the inaccuracy of information the average Westerner has access to, with regards to Kashmir is astounding... Kashmir and the surrounding region, holds what...read more
It has been six months since I returned to the U.S. from India, and I'm still feeling her irresistible and at times overwhelming pull... India never really leaves my mind. The experiences I accrued while traveling there, the people I got to meet and all the...read more