Kashmir photographers remain impartial witnesses of the conflict
Most Kashmiri photographers work with a local paper to be plugged into the local network, to be invited to government press-cons. The second job, if they are lucky, is with an international, or a national agency. How far or how much can a Kashmiri photographer distance himself from the story of Kashmir? Who steps in when he covers conflict and runs into trouble for doing the job? Can the job still be done with feeling without acting like a crusader? The pressure of daily demonstrating one’s neutrality in a profession that is under attack due to the impact of a photograph and the huge numbers of people in the field. The competition is fierce.