THE LAST OF THE NOMADS
In Search of Those Who Listen Still
Cat Vinton is an award-winning adventure and ethnographic photographer, with a sensitivity for capturing the human spirit and the interconnections between humans and the natural world. For over a decade, she has lived with some of the last remaining nomadic communities across the High Himalaya, the Arctic Circle, the Gobi Desert and the Andaman Sea, documenting their way of life. Drawn to their rugged spirit and lightness of being, Cat has witnessed their ability to live in balance with the natural world.
Blundstone UK are proud to support this exhibition in partnership with the Kendal Mountain Festival.
Drokpa: Nomads of the High Himalaya The dro (to move or go) pa (people) have roamed the Tibetan plateau for centuries, their lives inextricably connected to the land and rhythm of the ever-changing cycles of nature.
Belonging to the land and not defined by borders – these nomadic pastoralists are scattered across the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya in Nepal, India, Bhutan and China.
Despite their extraordinary resilience, the Drokpa are facing threats to their way of life through forced assimilation and as this remote mountain environment is impacted by the changing climate, it becomes increasingly hostile to supporting human life on the move.
KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
BASECAMP Photography Exhibition 2023
Open Friday 16 November – Sunday 19 November
To see the full schedule of events visit the Kendal Mountain Festival website here.
Visit Cat Vinton's website here.