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'¿A sobering read and so many poignant and unforgettable images¿..' Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Resurgence Magazine ********* ¿The problem with Kashmir is that its heart is cut in two. ......Kash Gabriele Torsello's achievement at documenting life and death on both sides of the disputed border is remarkable. His photographs are intense and sombre, their heavy black borders surrounding each frame with the certainty of the border that splits Kashmir itself. And yet his text betrays a naivety borne out of a persistent expression of disbelief to the dangers he face. ......But Torsello's cardinal sin is to produce a wonderful body of photographs without providing a single line of caption...¿' Black & White Photography ************ '¿. most moving and interesting¿.' Steve Anderson, ITV ********* ¿Photographs speak for themselves and are often the best expression of even deathly silence. Perhaps this is what inspired a brave Italian to pick up his camera and head for the dangerous Valley of Kashmir. His lens captured every single human emotion spun out of fear, frustration and helplessness.....¿ Bangla Mirror *********** ¿This book accurately captures the pain and suffering of the Kashmiri people. It is a work of detailed 7 years research on both sides of the Line of Control and is therefore totally unbiased. Whilst the book intentionally avoids the natural beauty of Kashmir's surreal landscape, its political message - to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people and the cause for the freedom struggle is clearly and disturbingly presented. This book will strike a chord with all lovers of freedom...and those who have been deprived of it....¿ Ahmed Butt Muslim Lawyers Guild *********** '¿..It is a book of pain, hope and engagement¿..' Victoria Schofield Author of Kashmir in Conflict ** ******* '¿ It is a beautiful book, and one that really captures the frustration, beauty and unrealised potential of Kashmir. The more the world sees of it, the easier it will be for people to understand Kashmir's plight' Randeep Ramesh, The Guardian *********** ¿....The book has 111 photographs which captures moments of grief and anger, destruction and abuse..... He writes how a greengrocer who leaves his house 20 minute after the start of curfew because his house has no toilet, is found dead the next morning, his tortured corpse found dumped in front of his house.... The book is an important contribution to the ongoing occupation of Kashmir....¿ The Muslim News ************ '¿Self published by Kash, The Heart of Kashmir is a beautifully printed book that spans seven years of his life photographing the divided nation of Kashmir. Compassionate and objective, Kash captures the small pleasures of daily life amidst the pains wrought by a 50-year-old conflict foreshadowed by a military presence that features large in the background of his lens¿.' Gordon Miller, ei8ht photojournalism *********** '......Le immagini del fotografo salentino sono le uniche a documentare la vita stentata in questa terra contesa dal '47 tra l'India e il Pakistan.....' Maria Paola Porcelli, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno *********** Official Book Launch at The House of Commons and at The House of Lords, Westminster, London January 2003
THE HEART OF KASHMIR Detailed photojournalistic book focused on daily life in a Country disputed by two nuclear forces. This is the former state of JAMMU & KASHMIR situated in the Sub-continent of Asia internationally acknowledged disputed territory between INDIA and PAKISTAN since 1947. The book will display 110 photos from both occupied sides of Kashmir took by the only western photojournalist officially allowed to visit the region. The text is written by experts on Kashmir, and notes from the photographer's diary. Introduction from the House of Lords and special quotes from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Extracts of 'The Heart of Kashmir' have been already published and broadcast in Italy, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Pakistan, USA and Middle East during the last eight years. THE HEART OF KASHMIR hard back photojournalistic book 176 pages - size 280x230mm Publisher KASH GT www.kashgt.co.uk