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Irshad (2003)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 30 print
Archival Pigment Print.
156cm x 60cm
Taken with a Hassselblad Xpan panoramic camera, this is the Irshan pass (4,995m, 16,500ft), which is technically one of the border passes between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Paley describes this as: "My favorite place in the world, between states, sky and earth, defying borders. It was our second trip to Irshad pass. I went back six or seven times, in snow and wind, excitement to my stomach, a fleeting vision of heaven and then we must head down into the valley."
Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley has travelled all over the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented, he is especially committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and to the environment.

The recipient of numerous awards, Matthieu has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Born in France, Matthieu spent three years studying photography in New York . Over the course of his 20 years’ career, he has learned 6 languages, feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping to instill a sense of intimacy into his images.




Stock No: MP412