The Shepherdess of the Glaciers
Far away from any civilization, on the dry Himalayan plateaus (up to 18,300 feet altitude), Tsering the shepherd devotes her whole life to her 300 hundred sheep and Pashmina goats that she cherishes like a mother. She grazes them under the threat of wild animals. The younger generations refusing this hard, lonely work make these images even more rare and moving. It is a life far from the western world’s luxury industries to which the cashmere wool is destined.