The plain

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HISTORY

The story behind the artwork

Every morning both jockeys and horses warm up at the plain. andur Pass is situated 3900 meters above sea level in the Pakistani Himalaya. Every year a polo tournament held at this remote plain a 9 hours jeepride fom the nearest town attracts thousands of spectators. The opposing teams come from two villages on either side of the pass. The pass which normally only inhabits a police checkpost and some sheepherders is for a few days transformed to a swarm of people, tents and horses. Four matches are played over three days. The game is played without any written rules and injuries to both jockeys and horses are common. This year a horse died during the match due to a heartattack caused by the altitude. It is a great honor to win the tournament, and victorious players are held in high regard.

Every morning both jockeys and horses warm up at the plain.
andur Pass is situated  3900 meters above sea level in the Pakistani Himalaya. Every year a polo tournament held at this remote plain a 9 hours jeepride fom the nearest town attracts thousands of spectators. The opposing teams come from two villages on either side of the pass. The  pass which normally only inhabits a police checkpost and some sheepherders is for a few days transformed to a swarm of people, tents and horses. Four matches are played over three days. The game is played without any written rules and injuries to both jockeys and horses are common. This year a horse died during the match due to a heartattack caused by the altitude. It is a great honor to win the tournament, and victorious players are held in high regard.

CHARITY

Din Nødhjælp

DINNødhjælp’s orphanage is a home to children accused of witchery. All of the children at the orphanage go
to school as education is seen as being critical for their future development. The safe surroundings of school is
also a way for the children to process a history of failure, violence and threats. Besides taking them too school,
DINNødhjælp are working with the children every day with activities such as singing, dancing, playing and
being creative.
DINNødhjælp is a charitable organization founded in 2012 by volunteers, as a result there is no management
to reward financially. Therefore, all fundraising and donations are contributed 100% to the projects. DINNødhjælp
works compassionately and their main purpose is to support the world’s poorest and witchcraft
accused children to a more dignified life.

 

 

We are a voluntary association that are fighting for children’s rights. 
Our primary purpose is saving the so-called witch children in Nigeria, where the belief  in witches is a big problem.
At the same time as we give the rescued children a good future, we fight against the superstition, so we in the
future can prevent more children being tortured, and at worst killed.

 

Support us today – your donation will benefit tomorrow!


JAKOB CARLSEN
The Artist

Photojournalist Jakob Carlsen was born 1968 and educated at the Danish School of Journalism in 1999. Has since worked as a photojournalist for Politiken since he graduated and has won several prizes: “World Press Photo”, “Aarets Pressefoto” and POY in “World Understanding Award” with the project “Outcast” (Read more…).

Every morning both jockeys and horses warm up at the plain.
andur Pass is situated  3900 meters above sea level in the Pakistani Himalaya. Every year a polo tournament held at this remote plain a 9 hours jeepride fom the nearest town attracts thousands of spectators. The opposing teams come from two villages on either side of the pass. The  pass which normally only inhabits a police checkpost and some sheepherders is for a few days transformed to a swarm of people, tents and horses. Four matches are played over three days. The game is played without any written rules and injuries to both jockeys and horses are common. This year a horse died during the match due to a heartattack caused by the altitude. It is a great honor to win the tournament, and victorious players are held in high regard.