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Qyzyl Qorum Afghanistan

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Qyzyl Qorum Afghanistan (2008)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 50
Archival Pigment Print

High in the Pamir mountains of Afghanistan, a remnant group of less than 1000 Kyrgyz dwell in one of the remotest and most inhospitable environments occupied by people.
These two young men are sons of the Khan, a tribal chieftain. They are standing with their backs to the “Bad-e Wakhan”, the infamous winter wind which blows through in the High Pamir.  Their painted nails indicate they have recently attended a wedding party.