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The Perch of Command

"The Perch of Command" by photographer Anhad Varma

"The Perch of Command"
Location: Dhankar Monastery, Lahaul & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date: August 2016
Photographer: Anhad Varma
Ohio State Affiliation: Alumni
Home Country: India
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention
2022 International Photography Exhibition

Description: "The tribal region of Spiti, in a remote corner of the high Himalayas, is home to five monasteries (gompas); each more than 1,000 years old. The extreme landscape and weather has shaped tough, yet hardy and benevolent people."