Life in Central Asia
• Life in Central Asia
Collecting material for his new book, Carolyn Drake (Carolyn Drake) has made 15 trips to Central Asia to learn about the life of ordinary people from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. All photos were taken in 2007-2011.
The wise woman heals a woman from ailments in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The farmer in his orange "Moskvich" in Shege, Uzbekistan.
Redfin in the Museum of History in Aralsk, Kazakhstan, as a reminder of the life that once was in full swing on the coast of the Aral Sea.
Wild goose at the Museum of History in Aralsk, Kazakhstan.
Corroded fishing vessels are in the former port on the Aral Sea in Muinak, Uzbekistan.
Pool since the Soviet Union in Mary, Turkmenistan.
The lighting in the house in the village of Damla, Turkmenistan. Electricity is supplied by generators.
Loose wallpaper in an abandoned checkpoint on the Uzbek-Turkmen border between the cities of Dashoguz and Dargan Ata, Turkmenistan.
Syrdarya, irrigation canal and cotton fields in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Repair in the historical museum in Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan.
An open window in a hotel room Photographer Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.
A man walks treatments in a sanatorium in Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.
The light penetrates through the bullet holes in the door in the village of Damla, which is translated from Turkmen means "drop of water", Turkmenistan.
The print in the mud on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.
The donkey is standing near an irrigation canal in the village of Karimov, named in honor of the President of Uzbekistan.
The border town of Kara-Suu in the Ferghana Valley, Kyrgyzstan.
People celebrate Nowruz in the park in Kokand, Uzbekistan.
View of the city of Khujand in the Fergana Valley from the window of the old hotel, Tajikistan.
Uzbek woman standing in the yard outside his house in Kara-Suu, Kyrgyzstan. Husband forces her to wear the veil in public places. During Soviet times, the wearing of the burqa was banned.
A man cuts for lamb samosas in a diner in the bazaar in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. On the right is a clay oven.
table set for a birthday party, in Syrdarya, Uzbekistan.
The men bathe in mineral springs Garm Chashma in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.
The wise woman named Burul performs ritual purification of the soul and the home of his girlfriend late at night in Talas, Kyrgyzstan.
The photo in the frame on the bookshelf in the house high in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.
The wise woman named Burul wondering client on the cards in Talas, Kyrgyzstan.
The wise woman named Bubusade treats Woman massage from his village near Talas, Kyrgyzstan.
A horse grazing in a clearing where the snow melted in Susamyr in Kyrgyzstan. Tianshan Mountains occupy 80% of the country.