This video is a collection of photos from my second visit to Pahalgam in 2005. It's one of my favorite places; the people are beautiful and the landscape is gorgeous.
The Kashmiris are dying for their freedom (azad), yet a resolution seems a long way off. Neither India nor Pakistan want to relinquish their stronghold on a state that wants to be independent from both countries decades old politics, which many feel are related to water rights. Fighting in the region has worsened since the Mumbai attacks.
I hope to return to Pahalgam one day and gift these amazing people with their portraits!