Alexia’s Camillo Pasquarelli at Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad

A group of boys swims in the Dal Lake, the only safe and free area during the curfew. Camillo Pasquarelli/Alexia Foundation

A group of boys swims in the Dal Lake, the only safe and free area during the curfew. Camillo Pasquarelli/Alexia Foundation

From Sept. 21-Oct. 8, The endless winter of Kashmir by Camillo Pasquarelli will be on display as part of the Indian Photography Festival in the MPCC of the State Art Museum in Hyderabad, India. It is being exhibited on behalf of the Alexia Foundation. The Indian Photography Festival creates a platform for professional and aspiring photographers, while also addressing social issues through the medium of photography.

Pasquarelli received The Alexia Award of Excellence Grant this past April for The endless winter of Kashmir, which he describes as a journey inside the struggle of the Kashmiri people trapped in an endless winter of suffering waiting for the spring of azadi – “freedom.”

“The screaming of the Kashmiri people need to be hear not only because this is one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts – since 1990 around 60,000 people died and 10,000 disappeared – but also because all the stakeholders and players involved seem not willing to solve the problem,” explains Pasquarelli. “ A true and deep international awareness about the Kashmir issue is needed more than ever, before a new armed rebellion starts.”

The Indian Photography Festival will be an opportunity for a large audience to see Pasquarelli’s important work and think deeply on the conflict in Kashmir. The Alexia Foundation is proud to be a cultural partner of the festival and glad that Pasquarelli’s photographs will be included in the event.

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