He started out by putting all his savings into buying 300 rolls of film for his first trip to India, and since then has become world-renowned for his work in the Far and Middle East. 

 
 

He has gone to extraordinary lengths to document conflict: he was once smuggled into Afghanistan from Pakistan by a group of refugees and then went undercover with the Mujahideen. He emerged months later, having crossed the border back into Pakistan in full traditional dress and with film sewn into his clothes. These were the images that showed the world the brutality behind the Russian invasion. 

   

 

 

 

As well as conflicts he also documents vanishing cultures and ancient traditions. He brings an intimacy and sense of humanity to all his images. We are in awe.