The Mountain Shepherd
“I would never have thought that such a remote and hard-to-reach place actually existed. The dignity that these people possess blew me away, and the fact that they’re able to lead a peaceful life with little to nothing at their disposal,” recounted James Mollison, the Fay Archive team’s photographer.
During the night, Deepak must remain vigilant to ensure that snow leopards do not approach his herd: he can tell each goat apart, just from their appearance, horns, ears or coat colour. Deepak’s wife, on the other hand, walks several kilometres every day with a jar on her shoulders to collect the water needed for washing and cooking.