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Thar Desert

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Saiyna Bashir | 
Pakistan
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Photograph by Saiyna Bashir. Edition of 50. Available with frame and mounting, or as an individual print. For delivery time and information please refer to the production tab below.

Local women who live under harsh climate conditions take water from a nearby water pond which was built by the World Food Programme. It helps store rainwater for future use. The image of these women depict the culture of Thar desert. Most of these communities are Hindus and on both sides of the border between India and Pakistan they wear the same traditional and vibrant outfits with the white bangles. I spent a lot of time with these women while working on an assignment and asked them how these ponds had changed their lives. The desert has very scarce water resources and the ponds have greatly impacted their livelihoods in an area that gets very little rain each year. Due to the impact of climate change these communities are struggling more than ever before.

Saiyna Bashir

Framing

Our handmade frames are made with American black walnut, giving a classic contemporary look. Framed photographs also come with an off-white mounting which helps draw out the image.

Print Quality

Photographs professionally printed on high quality Fuji Flex paper. The paper has a pure white base with exceptional black density, contrast and reproduction detail. The silky smooth reflective coating enhances the detail and definition of the images. 310 gsm.

Dimensions

Photograph prints are based on the typical A5, A4, A3 and A2 sizing. However each print size varies slightly to match the photograph dimensions. Email contact@ishkar.com for exact dimensions.

* Please note that the frame dimensions may look different to the image below depending on the size of the image to frame ratio.

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* For addresses in the UK estimated delivery is up to 12 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. Estimated delivery is 14 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

Preorders explained

Story

the photographer

Saiyna Bashir is a Pakistani photojournalist currently based in the capital, Islamabad. After studying journalism at the Columbia College, Chicago, Bashir worked as a staff photographer for Cap Times in the U.S for two years. Saiyna’s photos have been published alongside news stories in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Al-Jazeera, The Telegraph among others.

The Concept

In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.

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