Pegich kept circling the flames, busy as she was, mending the fire, preparing diner. The wife of Er Ali Boi, she is named after the Wakhi village she was born in, a week walk down the valley. Most Afghan Kyrgyz woman have their blouses decorated with shiny pretty things – trinkets gathered over the years, as well as with old family heirlooms.
During a 2008 winter expedition in the Pamir mountains of Afghanistan, a 4-week round trip, mostly on foot. That winter, three foreigners, including myself, met in the Afghan Pamir — that region had not been visited by foreigners since the Michauds (French photographers) visited in winter 1972.
Format: Archival print, printed with pigment ink on acid free Hahnemühle paper.
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