Many Brokpa families exchange traditional wooden roofs for more modern corrugated iron ones. They are nowhere near as beautiful but more practical. Also, they have been told by WWF that way they will save more trees.
As there is no road, everything, including building materials, has to be transported to Brokpa villages on foot, along the same path I walked for a week. The usual burden animals - horses and yaks, cannot carry sheets of corrugated iron as they instinctively keep too close to the raised side of the path and brush the load against the rocks.
During that trek I met quite a few people carrying sheets of corrugated iron. They reminded me of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, hence the title.
ONE MORE THING - THE PHOTO SHOWS A MAN IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME CALLED GHO. IN BHUTAN LADIES WEAR MUCH LONGER SKIRTS OR TROUSERS.
In WS another Brokpa family transporting building materials to their village and a house with traditional wooden roof.
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holmertz (40983) 2013-09-01 11:30
This is quite an amazing photo, for the perspective from above and for what it shows. I almost feel like paraphrasing Marie-Antoinette: "If they can't go there by car, why don't they use helicopters"?
What a lot of hard work people have to carry out to make a living. It's unbelievable in our part of the world these days.
This is a great document, and the WS is very pretty too. I saw lots of buildings of that kind, but as I wasn't trekking I rarely had time to take such good photos.
jemaflor (84665) 2013-09-01 11:49
Perect in b&w to have strong contrast for this scene with this poor lady at wrk, well taken, tfs.
jadesgran (5350) 2013-09-01 12:12
Looking at your picture I feel very humble.To think this lady has to carry a heavy load on her back, with nothing on her feet is horrendous.
Having said that,I think you have portrayed the picture well
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-09-01 13:27
Hello Kasia, beautiful work in b/w
great note and dedication to the people who struggle in life..
image for winner prize!!
all the best
bukitgolfb301 (35908) 2013-09-01 20:22
Hi dear Kasia
Another great shot in tatseful B&W color touch.
Perfect framework and so reasonable composition. If possible, I can replace with her----.
Thanks a lot and have a good new week! Takero
jjcordier (76322) 2013-09-02 0:09
Tes trois photos constituent un très beau document sur la vie rude de ces familles.
daddo (24243) 2013-09-02 6:16
Zdravo Kasia. For some reason I am reminded of those images of wars when resistance in the mountains and jungles necessitated that weapons and even dismantled cannons be transported like this.In your other photos boots are worn, here sandals- I wonder how many knocks those toes get, but then the pace is slow and measured. Evocative POV as he goes uphill. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
timecapturer (48668) 2013-09-02 6:16
a shot full of character and one that tells a story. So effective in monochrome which enhances the effort and atmosphere of this setting with an inspired title. It captures the struggle and yet simple beauty of an uncomplicated life. Stunning and evocative imagery! I love it!
Have a good week - Brian.
willperrett (7008) 2013-09-03 1:28
Great documentary work here: just what TE was created for in my opinion. And your choice of monochrome is entirely appropriate for such a serious subject. One really feels the physical effort and stoic endurance of the man. Good stuff.
COSTANTINO (55452) 2014-02-08 12:25
one shot that describes a lot of things
one shot is one thousand words
your notes are very useful to
understand this description
have a nice Sunday
- Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) (6411)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-05-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D700
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 11:02