2009 - 2013
Malana - this hill top village in the Himalayan ranges in India is famous for its export quality “Malana Cream”, a local hashish with high oil content.
Malana was inaccessible until recently because of its forbidding terrain and a belief system that prohibited interaction with outsiders, who are considered impure. Their form of self governance traditionally resisted any interference from the Indian government. Smoking marijuana has always been a part of their culture and for the last three decades, cannabis cultivation has become their main source of
With new power projects and roads coming near this village, their ancient traditions and way of life is fast disappearing. My project documents people of this vanishing culture.