Prints

fine art prints by National Geographic photographer Matthieu Paley

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Burundo

Red
650

Women often wear several watches.

“I was given a watch for my wedding – it broke. Then my mother in law gave me a new one, so now I have two on my wrist”, says Rosman’s wife.

Buzkachi I

To The Snow
1100

I climbed up a hill, and then up a small tree and stood there, waiting  for the horses to come. That day, riders gathered on a snowy plain to play Buzkachi, a raw and ancient Central Asian horse game played since the days of Ghengis Khan. Tajikistan.

Chaqmaqtin

Blue
700

Near the frozen Chaqmaqtin lake, a herd of yak grazes below the Pamir mountains. Incredibly adaptable animals, they push snow with their hooves to feed on the wintery brown grass.

Chimi

From the SteppesInstagram
1800

I processed the film few months after returning from Mongolia. It was the first time one of my photographs surprised me — something abstract to it that I did not control. I tried to get it back, that did not work out. But other things happened. After her morning session milking the yaks, Chimi looks at me, her sister twirls in the back. Near the Zagastain Davaa, or Fish Tail Pass. I used an old Nikon camera with a waist viewer.

Choidjush

To The Snow
600800

A tea pot. Kyrgyz and Wakhi can drink up to 30 cups of salty milk tea daily, it helps with altitude dehydration. There is also a proverb that says that a Kyrgyz nomad will never walk, and always get on his horse, even when he goes to pee.

Cunay

BlueInstagram
800

Flood-driven debris clogs the Maniqui River shallows where Cunay bathes. A great orange tip butterfly, common in the Amazon, casts a shadow on his back. Even in old age – Cunay is 78 – most Tsimane remain lean from walking miles a day to gather enough food to survive. The Tsimane of Bolivia get most of their food from the river, the forest, or fields and gardens carved out of the forest.

Ech Keli I

InstagramRed
1200

“The Pamir mountains are one of the bleakest and least known corners of the world: remote, mysterious and, at one time, dubbed the third pole.” – A quote from a magnificent book: “Mountains of the Gods” by Ian Cameron. After a 3-day snow storm, a yak caravan returns to Ech Keli camp in the Afghan Pamir. Wakhan Corridor.

Fanouris

Blue
600

In the rural village of Moires, Crete, farmer Fanouris Alexopoulou prunes his olive trees in the spring so they will bear more fruit. That will provide Alexopoulou’s family with more olive oil, a source of income as well as a staple of their diet. In parts of the grove, the farmer tills the ground between the trees and plants potatoes, fava beans, and other vegetables. Greece.

Fields

Blue
850

“I had a book with me, I stole it from a Hollywood stall, ‘Le Grand Meaulnes’ by Alain-Fournier, but I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along.” – extract from “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. Pine tree near Fields, Oregon, USA.

Garam Chashma I

Green
600

Reaching Garam Cheshma village after crossing the Darkot An (4690m / 15490 feet) with my wife and sons. Entering the Hindukush range near the Afghan border. Pakistan, Yarkhun valley

Gul

From the SteppesInstagram
600

Her mother was busy doing p’tok, a thick bread cooked right inside the fire. Gul knew the herd was back, she stepped out and found the goats for milking. Tea will follow. Warm summer settlement, Waramdeh Valley.

Gul Dista

Red
800

We arrived at night, guessing our way up a steep hill. There was a house but no light; we called out. Darvish eventually arrived, he remembered me from 12 years ago! He gave hay to our donkeys and invited us inside. We sat next to the fire. Gul Dista, his daughter-in-law, was drying her hair in front of the open hearth, quiet moment like many others. Summer 2017.

Iqbal II

InstagramRed
1100

Fifteen year-old Iqbal has been married for two months. Today is the veil ceremony, where she will exchange her childhood crimson veil for a married woman’s white headdress. She struggles and cries as the older women around her get ready to fasten the white veil on her head.