Learning from Ladakh

PhotographerVenetia Menzies
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

In the model eco-village of Takmachik, locals celebrate a traditional festival by performing a dance. Maintaining the subtle balance with nature that allows subsistence at above 4,000 metres, the locals rely on traditional organic farming techniques. These women, who are pioneers within their region of sustainable agriculture, dance wearing traditional clothes made from locally sourced turquoise.