Swat Valley, located in northwest Pakistan, was once described as "janad" - Paradise. Renowned for its natural beauty, hospitable people and surreal tranquility, men and women from all over the world flocked to its folds in search of paradise on earth. Today, no one goes there. Twice scourged, first by military conflict, then by terrible flood, very little of "janad" remains.
© Edwin Koo 2012. Made with support of Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography.
Presented at PLUG & PLAY 5 Slideshow Night at IPA Gallery on 9th April 2012.