A temple novice.
The remains of a fortress, built by a tribe of fire worshipers in the third century.
Kyrgyz children sip fermented horse milk in the semi-desert plateau of eastern Tajikistan.
A man with a severe disability outside his village. Read my report on the global disability rights movement.
Kyrgyz women make felt for the walls of a yurt.
A Kyrgyz family inside of their traditional yurt.
A Kyrgyz boy in the high-mountain village of Ak-Shyrak.
In a traditional Pamiri house, a skylight is framed by four concentric square wood layers, representing earth, water, air and fire.
The Kakshaal Too Range marks the rugged border between Kyrgyzstan and China.
A carpet vendor at a bazaar held every week on an island in the Panj River, between these two countries.
An ancient Buddhist stupa, a remnant of the Silk Road.
Atlas silk factory.
A post office worker seals packages.
Pamiri children on the high desert plateau.
A fortune teller at a market in the Panj River.