28/01/2016 1:18 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

PHOTOS: This 21-Year-Old Has Beautifully Captured Artisans Fighting To Keep Kashmir's Dying Arts Alive

qamoos bukhari

As Kashmiri artisans put up a brave battle against machine-made creations to preserve Kashmir’s dying arts, a young photographer has immortalised their flailing efforts by capturing their stories, and their lives devoted to art. Qamoos Bukhari, a self-taught Kashmiri photographer recently released his book titled ‘Borderless: The Artisans of Kashmir’ at Bikaner House, New Delhi. The book is a is a beautiful collage of Bukhari's conversations with the artisans and his portraits of them.

The photographer/ author Qamoos Bukhari

Bukhari treats his readers to glimpses of the lives of these artisans. The men and women open their hearts to Bukhari about their struggles and the long hours spent inside workshops.

With each individual, Bukhari (a student at Delhi University) uncovered some beautiful anecdotes of extraordinary lives, their battles and their dreams. Here are some stunning images from his book.

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