Zanskar, a former kingdom located on the northern side of the western Himalayas, is shielded from monsoon influences, and its landscapes and culture closely resemble that of Tibet.
The place is inhabited by extremely cordial people, who, for a few months a year, have been cut off from the rest of the world. Since 1980, when the first and, until now, the only highway has been built in Zanskar, the place has changed more than in the last few centuries. But, in Zanskar, time still passes far more slowly than in the West.
The authors of the exhibition — Katarzyna and Andrzej Mazurkiewicz — hiked across the mountains of Zanskar during their first trip to the Himalayas in 1988. For 30 years, they have been exploring various regions of the Himalayas, but they are most happy when they’re returning to Zanskar.
Katarzyna and Andrzej Mazurkiewicz
Travellers, guides of trekking expeditions, authors of slide shows, photo exhibitions, and books about the Himalayas. They founded the Terra Incognita Travel Agency and the TERRA Festival.