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Phil Borges Spirit of Place Collection, Pakistan - Rizwan Shah
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Rizwan Shah, 95
Passu, Pakistan

As a young man Rizwan Shah would carry mail and other goods by foot over the 14,000-foot Khunjerab Pass into China on the old Silk Road. He said avalanches were a constant danger and in the early days his only foot wear were Ibex skins that he tied to his feet. Known as one of the fastest couriers in Hunza, Rizwan Shah would complete the round trip in about 30 days. In order to minimize his load he carried very little food. To fight off hunger he would tie a sash tightly around his waist with a stone next to his stomach.

Collection: Spirit of Place - Pakistan
Artist: Photographer Phil Borges
Medium: black and white fine art photography collection
Finish: Framed


These beautiful black and white fine art photography of people portrait of indigenous cultures are the trademark of humanitarian photographer Phil Borges. All collections of Phil Borges' work are available at Hallmark Fine Art Gallery located in San Diego's La Jolla Cove. Gallery also has Phil Borges' award-winning photography books Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, and Women Empowered. Call 858-551-8108 for more information.

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