All posts by Vassiliy Lakhonin

Graduate of MA in Politics and Security in Central Asia (2012-2013), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – Аcademy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Contact email:

“The Kyrgyz Will Never Stop Eating Meat”

Our* collaborative photo essay aims to depict the cultural and traditional legacy of Kyrgyz people, incorporating a life history method and a documentary photography technique. It portrays a Kyrgyz traditional family from Baktuu Dolonotuu village in the Issyk-Kul region. They are hereditary shepherds, cattle breeders and butchers, who wish to perpetuate their traditions and livelihoods and pass them through the generations.
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