An intimate photo record of life in villages of the Konyak people in Nagaland, North East India in 2009.
We were allowed to view village life, including the ceremony and feast as the roof of the village long house was replaced ( a once in every 10 year cycle). The King of one village proudly showed us the skulls of those whose heads the warriors of his village had taken not so long ago. The old men, with their face tattoos (formerly a sign they had taken heads) explained what life was like.
The society , under pressure from both population increase and education of its young outside the confines of the village, is in the process of transition as the old ways of generations past vanishes for ever.
Another book in the "Scenes from..." series (Chile and Patagonia, Seville and Cordoba, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Old Cairo, New Zealand).
Enthusiastic traveller, diver and amateur photographer
Scenes from Peru A trip through Southern Peru taking in the legacy of the Incas Published November 18, 2014
Scenes from the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia Published August 31, 2014
Scenes from the Holy Land Published February 06, 2014
Scenes from Ladakh "The Land of High Passes" Published December 20, 2013
Scenes from Burma (Myanmar) Published August 31, 2013
Scenes from Seville and Cordoba Published October 28, 2012
Scenes from Northern Chile and Patagonia: A land of fire and ice Published April 05, 2012
Scenes from New Zealand Published December 31, 2011