The endless winter of Kashmir

PhotographerCamillo Pasquarelli
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRome, Italy
Photo Date2015-2016
Entry Description

The project aim to explore the conflict in wich the valley of Kashmir is trapped. After 70 years, the local population is still waiting for the right to self-determination to be recognized. A new summer of clashes, curfew, martyrs and repression arrived after the killing of Burhan Wani, the commander of a kashmiri armed group, by the security forces on july 2016. Hundreds of boys have lost their eyesight because of the pellet guns, a shotgun wich can project hundreds of shrapnel-like pellets that can cause serious injuries and even death if improperly used. Despite this fresh anger, sixty-eight years ago in Kashmir began an endless winter of suffering for the people who now lives in the hope of seeing one day flourishing the spring of azadi, freedom.