Tshehel-Kand, Wakhan. Wakhi woman in a traditional outfit.
Daliz Pass, Wakhan. This image was shot toward the end of a 15 day walk. We had started to walk that day at 5:00am to reach the Pass and get to hard frozen snow, which was safest for our expedition. We were at an altitude of 14,400 feet, and the view of the rest of the Hindu Kush at that altitude was mesmerizing.
After years of longing to explore the road less traveled, French photographer Frédéric Lagrange was finally able to visit the barren and beautiful terrain of eastern Afghanistan for his series Passage to Wakhan. A successful commercial and editorial photographer, Lagrange’s first journey was preempted by the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. However the mystery of that rarely explored region never left him and nearly ten years later, Lagrange was able to make the trip.