I recently saw on a magazine some stunning pictures from a journey to Kyrgyzstan. These images had been taken by two great photogrphers, Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer. Their solo exhibition My Quiet of Gold will soon be running in Berlin.
Kyrgyzstan is a country with a strong tradition of storytelling where folk tales are part of everyday life. Cooper and Gorfer approached the culture by allowing the people they met to stage their own stories...so basically the portraits you see below derived from the artists’ personal conversations with people. According to the photographers the time they invested in creating a picture can be likened to that of a painter in a studio.