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.

Life in Central Asia

The wise woman heals a woman from ailments in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Life in Central Asia

The farmer in his orange "Moskvich" in Shege, Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

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.

Life in Central Asia

Wild goose at the Museum of History in Aralsk, Kazakhstan.

Life in Central Asia

Corroded fishing vessels are in the former port on the Aral Sea in Muinak, Uzbekistan.

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Pool since the Soviet Union in Mary, Turkmenistan.

Life in Central Asia

The lighting in the house in the village of Damla, Turkmenistan. Electricity is supplied by generators.

Life in Central Asia

Loose wallpaper in an abandoned checkpoint on the Uzbek-Turkmen border between the cities of Dashoguz and Dargan Ata, Turkmenistan.

Life in Central Asia

Syrdarya, irrigation canal and cotton fields in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

Repair in the historical museum in Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

An open window in a hotel room Photographer Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.

Life in Central Asia

A man walks treatments in a sanatorium in Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.

Life in Central Asia

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.

Life in Central Asia

The print in the mud on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.

Life in Central Asia

The donkey is standing near an irrigation canal in the village of Karimov, named in honor of the President of Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

The border town of Kara-Suu in the Ferghana Valley, Kyrgyzstan.

Life in Central Asia

People celebrate Nowruz in the park in Kokand, Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

View of the city of Khujand in the Fergana Valley from the window of the old hotel, Tajikistan.

Life in Central Asia

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.

Life in Central Asia

A man cuts for lamb samosas in a diner in the bazaar in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. On the right is a clay oven.

Life in Central Asia

table set for a birthday party, in Syrdarya, Uzbekistan.

Life in Central Asia

The men bathe in mineral springs Garm Chashma in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

Life in Central Asia

The wise woman named Burul performs ritual purification of the soul and the home of his girlfriend late at night in Talas, Kyrgyzstan.

Life in Central Asia

The photo in the frame on the bookshelf in the house high in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

Life in Central Asia

The wise woman named Burul wondering client on the cards in Talas, Kyrgyzstan.

Life in Central Asia

The wise woman named Bubusade treats Woman massage from his village near Talas, Kyrgyzstan.

Life in Central Asia

A horse grazing in a clearing where the snow melted in Susamyr in Kyrgyzstan. Tianshan Mountains occupy 80% of the country.