Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, North East India 2012The practice of inserting nose plugs and tattooing distinguishes the women of the Apatani from the other tribal groups in this remote corner of India bordering Tibet.Common up to 30 years ago and carried out as a means of identifying them as being Apatani. First Exhibited in Singapore at ‘ImaginAsian People & Places’ ION Art, ION Orchard 27th March to 2nd April 2013
Arunachal Pradesh, North East India 2012Dressed in his hunting finery, the head dress consisting of wild boar tusks and black bear fur. Tiger teeth further demonstrate a hunting prowess that goes back many generations.With regular contact with the outside world only beginning in the 1950’s, the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh have seen much change in recent years.First Exhibited in Singapore at ‘ImaginAsian People & Places’ ION Art, ION Orchard 27th March to 2nd April 2013
London 2017A portrait of an extreme mountaineer, taken 19 days after climbing Mount Everest twice in a week.Summiting Mount Everest from the northern Tibetan route without supplementary oxygen, fixed ropes or assistance, Kilian took mental and physical resilience to the next level.Starting from Rongbuk Monastery, the summit was reached at midnight on 22nd May 2017 in 26hrs, a round trip of 38hrs over a distance of 54km. On the 27th May 2017 he summited again, at 9pm in 17hrs.
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