Documentary in the Midst of Icy Cold Glaciers

 
Shot during the Chaddar Expedition in Ladakh, this image makes the harsh conditions of winter seem almost inviting. Photograph/Vivekanand Nagwekar

Shot during the Chaddar Expedition in Ladakh, this image makes the harsh conditions of winter seem almost inviting. Photograph/Vivekanand Nagwekar

“My DSLR did not function in the extreme conditions. Thankfully I had the G9 to capture the beautiful landscapes throughout my journey.”—Vivekanand Nagwekar

“My DSLR did not function in the extreme conditions. Thankfully I had the G9 to capture the beautiful landscapes throughout my journey.”—Vivekanand Nagwekar

Journeying through hostile weather is a challenge very few undertake. But to do it alone and document the journey through pictures is even more admirable—just like Mumbai-based enthusiast photographer Vivekanand Nagwekar.
In January 2008, Nagwekar set out on the Chaddar Expedition (north west of Zanskar river, near Ladakh). What makes his achievements even more significant is that he has travelled to regions that have sub zero temperatures, even up to -40°C and are unexplored by Indian trekkers for the same reason. He recalls, “My DSLR did not function in the extreme conditions. Thankfully I had the PowerShot G9 to capture the beautiful landscapes throughout my journey.”
He recently put up an exhibition of his images at the Piramal Art Gallery in Mumbai. Nagwekar has been regularly exploring Ladakh in the winters since the last 20 years, and practising photography since the past ten. He plans to put up more exhibitions, as very few people have seen Ladakh during the winters.

-Written by Raj Lalwani

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