Malibu: Sugarman Productions, 1994. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps, gray endpapers.
"Kashmir was once known as 'paradise on earth.' It is a land of breathtaking beauty at the foot of the Himalayas. Its location is of strategic importance since it borders on Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and China. Throughout history, the Kashmiri people have been considered the most peace-loving people in the world" (from the introduction). Series of black-and-white photos captured by photojournalist Martin A. Sugarman in Kashmir during the early 1990s. In late 1993, under incredibly threatening conditions, Sugarman visited the region to document the social and political turmoil after an Indian military crackdown on the region. Capturing the quotidian horrors experienced by ordinary Kashmiris, Sugarman creates a striking and moving pictorial journey that remains demonstrative of the catastrophic conditions of the region today. Lightest toning and edgewear to wraps. Near fine. Item #1735