Many nomads in Kashmir go with their animals, mostly goats and horses through the country Kashmir. Even the children. But only in summer. In winter they go to the south to Jammu. There is not as cold and there is no snow. These people are gypsies.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 21
Award Score: 68 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Jammu and Kashmir | India
Photographer: Lothar Seifert (Naundorf, Saxony, Germany) Registered
Lothar Seifert was born 1955 in Germany. He lives in a small village in Upper Lusatia surrounded by wonderful nature. He is currently working as a design engineer, specialist for occupational safety and environmental officer. Over time, photography has become an important part-time of his employment. Lothar Seifert’s journeys in Asia, his friendly relations with the people of various religions in Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh and India, has learned him to love the road and portrait photography. The motivating impulses from these Asian countries are limitless. Lothar’s pictures from Asia shows also solidarity with the poor people on earth. For three years he organized support for the schooling of children from poor families in Nepal and sends winter clothing for children in the cold regions of the Himalayas. By these experiences and adventures Lothar gets incidentally wonderful motifs for photography.
The invitation of the Secretary of State for Culture and Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir brought Lothar in 2009 for the second time on a photo safari in the beautiful countries Kashmir and Ladakh. The most important photo for Lothar is not by himself, but by the photographers by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. This picture shows His Holiness together with Lothar Seifert and a friend. In addition, Lothar likes the faces of little insects and makes many macro shots of the animals and plants. With his photographs and conservation projects he wants to help to understand the nature and to save the environment.