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Silver 2019 Editorial / Conflict

Kabristan-Land of Graves

  • Photographer
    Simone Mestroni
  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial / Conflict

Kabristan, meaning graveyard in Urdu, is an attempt to represent the paralysed potential of Kashmir's conflict, the mixture of anthropological, emotional and ideological elements temporary static like tombs, but ready to explode into a new stage of violence. The project, based on a long term ethnographic research was developed in Srinagar, the valley's main city, and it blends different aspects of the relation between people and the pressure of the past, primarily perceived as a deadly and pressurizing atmosphere which intertwines with inner and outer landscapes.