We believe in creating visual archives of a planet which is changing so fast.
We believe in photographing the human history in an accelerated globalizing process, the environmental changes,the extinction of the species, the disappearance of tribes ,cultural values and traditional ways of living.
We believe in portraying the forgotten, in portraying the vanishing world.
Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo
According to the Tibetan religious beliefs, our consciousness is submitted to a permanent change, and death is just one of these changes. The body remains as part of the organic matter of the universe, and it is an ultimate tribute to the living beings to feed the dead bodies to the vultures, which on their side represent the Gods named Daikinis, which assist the dead body to disappear and the soul to lose the attachment to the lifeless body. The relatives of the dead do several turns around a Stupa dragging the body over their backs and assisted by monks , and then they will go to a valley where the body will be dismembered and fed to the Daikinis. It is said that when the last vulture carrying the last piece of flesh soars the skies, the soul of the deceased can already visualize the parents which will give him birth in the next reincarnation.
Far from gruesome,its a ritual which represents the death life transition throughout the cycle and an ultimate Tibetan tribute to nature
© Javier Sanchez-Monge Escardo