Himalayas

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Portrait of a little girl lying down on her grandfather’s knees in a remote area of Bhutan. Modernity and tradition meet.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a man cutting wood under a tent. He cuts huge trunks with a saw in private Nepalese forests. The wood is then sold on the local markets. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of  a young Nepalese hunter in the jungle inside a cavern where he spent the night. His old rifle, which was made locally, still serves to hunt the Merga (deer) that will be shared and brought back to the village by the hunters for their families. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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In many isolated villages in the Himalayas, wood is still an essential source of energy for the survival of the inhabitants. Portrait of a little boy who is waiting for dinner after helping his parents in the fields. The kitchen does not have vents. Children often suffer from respiratory problems due to the architecture of the houses.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of Aunshi enjoying a moment of rest in her house. On her knees one of her sons falls asleep. The days are very long for the women of the Himalayas. Their life alternates between working in the fields and taking care of their family.
Nepal, The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a group of children gathering around a fire and enjoying their time at night. Electricity facilities does not exist in most of remote areas of Nepalese Himalayas. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Photo taken during one of the daily ceremonies in a monastery located at 4000m of altitude, in China.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait made for a hunter in Nepal. Portrait of his son holding a bird in his hand.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a little girl with a bow in her hand inside a house in a remote village of Bhutan. In Bhutan the bow is the most popular sport, but usually reserved for men.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Photo taken while leaving  the monks of a monastery in a remote area of Nepal. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of an old man warming his hands near a fire. Remote area in Bhutan. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Between 2 lessons a young monk-to-be is hiding to play with his game console. Usually when they enter into a monastery, the young students are not allowed to use any mobile phone or game console.
The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a man in his house located in a remote area in Bhutan. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Aunshi winnows barley on the roof of her house. Barley is one of the only cereals to grow at this altitude. It is the center of life in the mountains and is considered as the gold of the Himalayas.
Nepal – The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a woman met in a remote village of Nepal. She is in her kitchen with her grandson. On her neck, a rare necklace made with Moschus chrysogaster’s teeth: the only Himalayan Musk Deer male that  has teeth (only 2 teeth). She dresses with this necklace for both social status and to be protected from bad luck. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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Portrait of a Nepalese hunter chasing an Himalayan Musk Deer, the Merga,  with an old 30 years rifle that was locally made. The Himalayas 2015 – © Jerome Gence

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