Alex Coghe's street photography competition: Documentary Series competition

Photo: Alex Coghe
god only knows

god only knows god only knows what I'd be without my phone. ...

I am

I am This image was taken in Old Delhi, part of my book project Delhi 6x6 ...

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Kite surfers

Kite surfers Sotavento beach, Fuerteventura. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy prowadzą sprzedaż świeżych ryb prosto z łodzi. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowy rybak odpoczywający na swej łodzi po zakończonych połowach ryb. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy prowadzą sprzedaż świeżych ryb prosto z łodzi. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowy rybak przygotowuje złowione ryby do sprzedaży. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy po zakończonych połowach ryb wyciągają łódź na brzeg. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy zakończyli połowy ryb. Po wyciągnięciu kutra na brzeg rozpoczną ich sprzedaż. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy sprzedają świeże ryby. ...

fresh fish

fresh fish Mała miejscowość turystyczna Niechorze leżąca nad morzem Bałtyckim. Miejscowi rybacy zakończyli połowy ryb i wyciągają łódź na brzeg. ...

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (13)

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (13) A bunch of road workers marching all the way from their camp (somewhere up in the mountains in the background) to their construction site. Road from Leh to Manali In 2014 I made a combined bicycle and hiking tour in Ladakh and the Spiti Valley in Indian Himalaya. I was in the area for three months and therefor I was able to get a relatively good look at the local culture and the people’s ability to adopt to the extreme conditions of that region. So this series is about the daily struggle of the Locals to make a living in the pretty hostile environment of a high altitude desert far away from everything. The truly amazing thing about the Ladaki and the people from Lahaul and Spiti is, that the vast majority of them seems to be happy and content with what they’ve got without complaining about things missing in their lives. Whereas I’m not sure if this holds true for the guys from South India that come up here every summer to work as builders. For them the cold and the altitude is quite a burden to carry; especially if you take into account the very, very little money they actually do earn and the circumstances under which they have to endure their stay in extreme altitudes of up to 5400 meters. ...

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (12)

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (12) A South Indian worker having a break on the slopes of Kardung La, which is the highest drivable pass in India (almost 5400m). These guys have to sleep up there all summer long. Sometimes they just have makeshift tents made out of some kind of cloth and some sticks – no real sleeping bags, just blankets. (One of) the problem(s): even in summer there can be heavy snow and brutal winds at these altitudes. Rock fall is an omnipresent danger for these workers too…. In 2014 I made a combined bicycle and hiking tour in Ladakh and the Spiti Valley in Indian Himalaya. I was in the area for three months and therefor I was able to get a relatively good look at the local culture and the people’s ability to adopt to the extreme conditions of that region. So this series is about the daily struggle of the Locals to make a living in the pretty hostile environment of a high altitude desert far away from everything. The truly amazing thing about the Ladaki and the people from Lahaul and Spiti is, that the vast majority of them seems to be happy and content with what they’ve got without complaining about things missing in their lives. Whereas I’m not sure if this holds true for the guys from South India that come up here every summer to work as builders. For them the cold and the altitude is quite a burden to carry; especially if you take into account the very, very little money they actually do earn and the circumstances under which they have to endure their stay in extreme altitudes of up to 5400 meters. ...

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (11)

Life & Labour on the streets of the Indian Himalaya (11) Somewhere in the mountains of the Markha region: an old lady walking mile after mile between two remote villages. In the meantime she uses her mobile spindle to yarn some wool during her march. In this area there is no electricity, no running water and the people endure a winter of almost 8 months. Because of this the population of these faraway mountain villages are nearly complete self supporters and live only of what they grow themselves. In 2014 I made a combined bicycle and hiking tour in Ladakh and the Spiti Valley in Indian Himalaya. I was in the area for three months and therefor I was able to get a relatively good look at the local culture and the people’s ability to adopt to the extreme conditions of that region. So this series is about the daily struggle of the Locals to make a living in the pretty hostile environment of a high altitude desert far away from everything. The truly amazing thing about the Ladaki and the people from Lahaul and Spiti is, that the vast majority of them seems to be happy and content with what they’ve got without complaining about things missing in their lives. Whereas I’m not sure if this holds true for the guys from South India that come up here every summer to work as builders. For them the cold and the altitude is quite a burden to carry; especially if you take into account the very, very little money they actually do earn and the circumstances under which they have to endure their stay in extreme altitudes of up to 5400 meters. ...

 

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