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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

abkhazia, sukhum, 03/01/2016.it has been almost 8 years since the last big snowfall in sukhum. everybody was outside making a "snowman", playing snowballs or just walking through the snow. the girl on the picture is making a part of a big snowman.

there is an old legend the abkhaz people like to tell to the visitors: when god gave each nation its place under the sun, the abkhaz was too busy taking care of his guests so he came late and there was no land left for him. but god remembered the great hospitality of the abkhaz so he gifted him the only place left where god himself wanted to live - the small region on the shores of the black sea.

the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

football is very popular among young people in abkhazia. abkhazia won 2016 conifa world football cup.
the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

portrait of hegumen ignatij, st. john chrysostom's monastery in kamani village.

the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

the national dance ensemble „caucasus„ before a performance.
the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

a lesson at the military academy in sukhum.

the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

abkhazia, sukhum.
aditsa tsikytania, a socialite, fashion blogger, and lawyer in her living room.

the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

1. on my way to the lake ritsa, i noticed the sign "zoo at home". an unattached lion licking his lips and a woman with a child - that what i saw when i opened the door. "don't worry, the lion has just eaten!" - told me the man, the owner of this zoo. by paying a small entrance fee for the animals feed you can also see some other animals and birds.
2. "new district" in sukhum. this neighborhood was most frequently bombed during the georgian-abkhazian war 1992/93.
3. children playing in the village pskhu. the majority of the inhabitants of pskhu are russians.

the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review.
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @ksukuleshova from the series „abkhazia“

there is an old legend the abkhaz people like to tell to the visitors: when god gave each nation its place under the sun, the abkhaz was too busy taking care of his guests so he came late and there was no land left for him. but god remembered the great hospitality of the abkhaz so he gifted him the only place left where god himself wanted to live - the small region on the shores of the black sea.
unfortunately the real life is only a distorted reflection of this legend. abkhazia, once one of the most beloved touristic regions of the russian empire and later of the soviet union, is really a lost place on the world map. officially still a part of georgia, separated after the civil war of 1992, it’s a state recognized only by russia and just a couple of other countries. a hostage of the foreign policy of its gigantic northern neighbor and its imperialistic ambitions, abkhazia is on a list of other russian puppet states, which includes another georgian region of south ossetia and the transnistria region in moldavia.
the story „abkhazia“ is an ongoing project, a portrait of the unrecognized country that is caught in a two decade long sleep without any signs of waking up in sight. it researches the everyday life of people who try to exist within this uncertainty, within a system that doesn’t have a future and doesn’t seek one.

my name is ksenia kuleshova and i’m a russian photographer based both in germany and belgium. occasionally i’m in russia because of my projects. i participated in the world press photo foundation’s joop swart masterclass 2018 and the 6th annual portfolio review. @worldpressphoto #jsm2018
thanks for following along this week while i share some of my work!

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Photo by @btihal_remli from the series “the djinni diaries”

the djinn are supernatural creatures, described in the quran. it is written that allah made them out of smokeless fire. the djinn can be believers or non-believers; they can be good or bad; they can possess a human body. in morocco, djinn have a presence throughout stories passed down from generation to generation, and their existence goes even beyond the metaphysical plane. they can also be a convenient explanation for mental health issues, or an excuse for problems that are difficult to defend in the eyes of a judgmental society, including the reasons a young woman never married.

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Photo by @btihal_remli from the series „country of women“

in the valleys of the high atlas in morocco, where small berber communities and some families are still living on itinerant pasture, the women are usually in charge of the animals: a cow, two or three goats, a few hens, and a donkey for carrying. there are only a few men and they are really discreet: adults are at the market in the valley, young men go abroad, and the elderly do some maintenance tasks here and there. here, women and young girls are running entire villages.
they carry the daily grind on their shoulders. these women ensure the survival of a territory and are gaining visibility, power and independence.
the „country of women“ is an ongoing series on a socio-economical portrait of contemporary rural morocco.

4 days ago comment 5 star 814

Photo by @btihal_remli from the series „country of women“

in the valleys of the high atlas in morocco, where small berber communities and some families are still living on itinerant pasture, the women are usually in charge of the animals: a cow, two or three goats, a few hens, and a donkey for carrying. there are only a few men and they are really discreet: adults are at the market in the valley, young men go abroad, and the elderly do some maintenance tasks here and there. here, women and young girls are running entire villages.
they carry the daily grind on their shoulders. these women ensure the survival of a territory and are gaining visibility, power and independence.
the „country of women“ is an ongoing series on a socio-economical portrait of contemporary rural morocco.

5 days ago comment 9 star 859

Photo by @btihal_remli from the series „country of women“

in the valleys of the high atlas in morocco, where small berber communities and some families are still living on itinerant pasture, the women are usually in charge of the animals: a cow, two or three goats, a few hens, and a donkey for carrying. there are only a few men and they are really discreet: adults are at the market in the valley, young men go abroad, and the elderly do some maintenance tasks here and there. here, women and young girls are running entire villages.
they carry the daily grind on their shoulders. these women ensure the survival of a territory and are gaining visibility, power and independence.
the „country of women“ is an ongoing series on a socio-economical portrait of contemporary rural morocco.

6 days ago comment 9 star 1,756