It was 2009 and a depleted savings account was all Edwin Koo had to show a year after he left Singapore to work as a freelance photographer in Nepal. Hungry for photos, Mr. Koo joined friends traveling to Islamabad, two hours south of the Taliban insurgency occurring in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. But hundreds of photographs and a handful of interviews with Swati refugees left just three words, repeated over and over, echoing in Mr. Koo’s mind.
“Janad mo ubaylo” –– we have lost our paradise.
“Paradise in a Pakistani Valley” —NY Times Lens Blog
Shared on Apr 01, 2014