TAJIKISTAN

"Plastic Flowers Dancing in Russia's Backyard" - Tajikistan
These Photographs Are Selected From A Project Examining Contemporary Tajikistan. Bordering Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, And Uzbekistan, Today It Is The Poorest Of The Former Soviet Republics. It’s Eastern Mountains, The Second Highest In The World, Cover Almost Half Of Tajik Territory Yet Contain Only Three Percent Of The Population. In The Valleys Of These Remote Mountains Live The Pamiri People, Who Have Retained Their Distinctive Culture, And In Many Ways Remain Autonomous From Mainstream Tajikistan.
Shot On Assignment And Published For The GIZ In Conjunction With The Tourism Office De Pamiri And The “Roof Of The World Festival”/Music Magazine.

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