Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Down The Wakhan Corridor

The Wakhan Corridor is a narrow strip of northeast Afghanistan that stretches between Pakistan to the south and Tajikistan to the north and ends on the Chinese border. The 1,100 ethnic Kyrgyz living there have been spared the violence that has plagued most of Afghanistan but they have not received foreign aid that has helped the rest of their country. They live the nomadic life of their ancestors in a harsh and unforgiving landscape. Australian-born freelance photographer, Andrew Quilty, was asked by the Aga Khan Foundation, which conducts development programs in the Wakhan and throughout the north of the country, to accompany a small team into the Corridor. Here are some of the photographs he took there:

  More: Roads & Kingdoms

Thanks Bruce!

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