Photographs and photo essays basically freeze frame a reality, capture it and preserve it for future use. In the same way whatever types of hokk syun or hacche may be there, they basically freeze frame that vegetable. We are calling our photo essay section as Hokk Syun or Al Hachhe because it captures the essential meaning of a photograph or a photo essay. In this section we publish weekly or fortnightly photo essays by photographers who can tell visual stories.
Seer Hamdan is a village in Anantnag district of Kashmir where Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims have not allowed religion to contest their belongingness to shared spaces and symbols. The photo-story captures the voices of the villagers and symbols of communal harmony amongst them.
The graffiti in this photo essay by Insha bint Bashir are all taken in Islamabad (Anantnag) district of the Kashmir valley and is an attempt to place these graffiti in the contestation of public spaces in Kashmir.
The killing of eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo after an armed forces vehicle mowed him down in Srinagar has left his already impoverished family in deep shock and uncertain for the life ahead. Bilal Ahmad's photo story captures some of the profound elements of a family in grief.
Kunan Poshpora 1991 by Nazia Shah is the fifth in a series of photo essays, visual stories and artworks on the lives of Kashmiri women. The series celebrates Kashmiri women's lives, their resilience, dreams and visions in commemoration of Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day.