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Kalash Woman Portrait

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An elder of the Kalash people at the annual spring festival of Chillam Josh. The isolated Kalash Valley in Chitral has helped to preserve this ancient tribe’s culture and practices.

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The charming Hazrat Hussein

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Hazrat Hussain Kalash Chitral

Hazrat Hussein runs a small tea stop in Bamboret, Chitral. This is the where the majority of the pagan Kalashi people live. However, as evident from his name, Hussein is a Muslim. It wasn’t clear if he was once Kalash himself, but more likely he migrated here from surrounding areas of Chitral or elsewhere in […]

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Irshad from Swat

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Pakistan Swat-valley local boy

This is Irshad, a local boy from Malam Jabba, the more famous of Pakistan’s ski resort. He sells snacks to tourists that are starting to return after years of unrest. Many people I have met from this region have distinct features, such as gray or green eyes. The resort is situated in the Swat Valley […]

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Baloch Tribesman

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Baloch tribesman headdress

Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest, most mineral-rich and least explored province. Its population consists of a number of different tribes with unique traditions and dresses. Here is a Baloch, adorned in traditional robes and headgear.

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Steaming cup of cha

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Steaming milk tea Rawalpindi

In an early morning photo shoot last winter, we found quite a few interesting sights. This tea seller was serving hot, steaming tea to locals gathered for breakfast in the old bazaars of Rawalpindi.

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Rainbow on Wheels

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Spotted this mass of colors in Islamabad, while coming back from a photo shoot some time back. These inflatable toys may seem uninteresting on their own, but combined with a few dozen others of their kind, they form a lovely rainbow on wheels.