"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
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."