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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and why they were chosen.
So... sitting here laughing on the verandah of our house boat on Dal Lake... because, the universe can throw curve balls... Nelson and I were supposed to leave for Leh two days ago but we got delayed. The night before we were to make the journey to Leh (on Friday),...read more
So, after an amazing, and at times emotional and intense three weeks here in Kashmir, Nelson and I are headed off to Ladakh… Today we spent saying goodbye to all the good friends we made, running errands around town and packing our bags for the next and last leg of...read more
It’s early evening now, I’m exhausted after another long and hot day traversing Srinagar and the surrounding areas to meet people for Nelson’s project. I’m sitting in the airy front verandah of a houseboat, watching the sunset over the sheet-metal roofs of the stilted...read more
Sitting in our hotel room overlooking Lal Chowk the main square in Srinagar, I try to comprehend how different people’s lives are here in Srinagar, Kashmir. Peering through the window from my chair, I can see two armored Humvees, two sandbagged pillboxes with machine...read more
After a pretty thrilling 12 hour taxi ride through the Himalayan passes, we made it from Mcleod Ganj to Srinagar, Kashmir. We spent the entire day driving through very diverse and desolate landscapes. We started by driving the through military checkpoints in the dry...read more
Tashi Delek Everybody, Thought I would give another update on how things are going... It has definitely been an interesting change of pace for the last week. Now that Nelson has arrived, I have been helping him get connected in different places around town and helping...read more
Whoa!!!! Things are speeding up... Nelson got into Mcleod Ganj on Saturday and we have spent the last few days hanging out around town and having many conversations about working together on The Enemies Project. I am really excited to work with him here in asia. He is...read more
It's hard to believe that two weeks have gone by since my last post... so much has happend and yet not so much ha ha. Just been hangen' out... Things have been good. I've been teaching English at Lha and exploring around town, making friends and getting out on some...read more
Thought I would update some more photos... Things have been going well here. I finished my first week of teaching English and am excited to keep doing it. I teach the English Intermediate class and there is between 8 and 14 students everyday (Monday-Friday). The class...read more
Thought I would give you all an update on life in McLeod Ganj... McLeod is the uppermost section of a larger urban area called Dharamsala. It's a haphazard network of rugged streets and allies that follow the steep terrain of the hill it sits on. From most places in...read more