Thin Air

Opening event: August 6, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates – August 6-29


Robert Ashton

These landscapes were taken in 2013 in Ladakh, an arid mountainous plateau in the far north of India bordering on Pakistan, China and Tibet.

Since the partition of India it has become a very sensitive region politically for both India and Pakistan and the landscape bears the marks of war.

The region has an altitude of around 3500 metres above sea level and as a consequence the air is thin and crystal clear.

I was drawn to the barren beauty and the exquisite light of the landscape and the way it absorbed the scattered mementos of war.