The Snowy Snap

The Snowy Snap : The Story of Chaturman Rai, Himalayan Folk-Photographer and Film-Maker

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In a remote Himalayan village without electricity or running water, young Chaturman, a shepherd and peasant belonging to the Tibeto-Burmese ethnic group of the Kulunge, has cultivated for many years a passion for photography. Chaturman has been able to appreciate this distant art thanks to the encounter with many itinerant photographers: enigmatic characters that, not until recently, passed through the farthest villages of Nepal as nomad professional photographers. Self-taught and a total experimenter, Chaturman develops his work with rudimental materials, always pressed by everyday necessities. In spite of this, his gaze fixes on one of the most remote and seductive corners of Asia. The resulting images take the surreal to its very limits and can hardly leave anyone more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 140.97 x 209.04 x 38.1mm | 3,175.13g
  • Mimesis International
  • Mimesis Edizioni
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • 8857526666
  • 9788857526669

About Martino Nicoletti

Martino Nicoletti (PhD in Anthropology; Phd in Art), writer, multimedia artist and ethnologist has been engaged for over twenty years in visual anthropology and visual arts in southern and south-eastern Asia. The author of numerous books on the religions of the Himalayas, photographic, travel and literary volumes edited in different languages, for Memisis International, he has recently published the book Kathmandu, Lessons of Darkness, a poetical and photographic portrayal of this abyssal Himalayan more