Photography & Cinematography

Aaron C Greenman: Passing Time On India’s Rooftop

© Aaron C. Greenman


© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman
© Aaron C. Greenman

Just 1,200 kilometers from the immense metropolis of the National Capital Region, and 400 kilometers from the picturesque yet often tensioned Srinagar, sits the capital of a place unlike any other: Ladakh.

Heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and Buddhism, Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, Kashmir and Jammu to the west, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, and Xinjiang and China to the north.

The entire region is a high valley plateau, with most of it above 3,000 meters, while the surrounding peaks rise to 7,000 meters. The powerful and Bondi blue Indus River snakes its way through the valley floor, and joins the sometimes silty Zanskar not far from the capital, in a junction of wind and water worn gravelly sand banks that seem like dust at the feet of mountains from the ages. The sky is usually clear and the temperatures extreme: 30°C in the summer, -30°C in winter, with only ten centimeters of precious rain each year to grow one …read more

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