Blanket-draped yaks hunker down outside a young couple’s yurt on the eve of a summer trading journey. Made of interlaced poles covered with felt, these portable homes are packed up and reassembled for seasonal migration. Wooden doors are imported to the treeless plateau from lower altitudes.
During my fifth expedition to Afghanistan’s Pamir mountains, on assignment photographing the isolated nomadic Kyrgyz community, for a National Geographic magazine feature story titled “Stranded on the Roof of the World” (February 2013). Shot in summer 2012.
Format: Archival print, printed with pigment ink on acid free Hahnemühle paper.
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