Coverbild Nomads Land
Nomads Land
The Kazakhstan Project
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Author: Dieter Seitz
Photographs: Dieter Seitz
Texts by: Markus Kaiser
German, English
July 2017 , 160 Pages , 103 Ills.
hardcover
307mm x 235mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4363-1
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| Kazakh Nomads between East and West, the Soviet Era and the present day
In his photographs, Dieter Seitz narrates a journey that begins in the original nomad’s land and ends in the cities of Kazakhstan, the homeland of today’s urban nomads. Seitz is interested in the lives of people involved in the cultural interplay between East and West; between the Soviet Era and the new Kazakhstan; between revitalized folklore and the modern, consumer world. Impressions of still-visible devastation from the crisis years after 1991 can be found next to sensitive portraits; the many facets of this country full of various peoples of more than one hundred ethnicities are palpable in this volume. With a subjective eye, Seitz’s photographs measure continuity, decay, and the comeback of a post-Soviet society, impressively tracing the cultural topography of one of the largest transformational societies in the heart of Eurasia. An essay by Markus Kaiser outlines the socio-cultural backgrounds of the development in Kazakhstan, right at the geopolitical intersection between Europe and Asia.
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