March 5, 2013

Kyrgyz Nomads, Afghanistan

Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

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Kyrgyz herders adore their cell phones, which they acquire by trading and keep charged with solar-powered car batteries. Though useless for communication—cellular service doesn't reach the isolated plateau—the gadgets are used to play music and take photos.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "Stranded on the Roof of the World."


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8 comments
Tatyana Akindinova
Tatyana Akindinova

культпросвет приходит в киргизские степи.отвлекаются от своих ценных баранов.


Uyanga Lkhagvasuren
Uyanga Lkhagvasuren

I enjoyed this photo. Some people are too sarcastic here. It's real life. Do not exaggerate about editing. 

K. Vitug
K. Vitug

"take pictures aaaaaaaaand............... surprise! surprise! INSTAGRAM!!!!"

Filipovic Marko
Filipovic Marko

 This is a edited photo 100 % or the camerman and his crew gave them their mobile devices for this particular shot. This people never saw a mobile (cellphone)  in their entire life,I guarantee you.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

AH, the world of today.  Such a combination of the new and the "not so new"...!  Great image! 

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

Awesome blend of old and new culture. I love their expressions!

As a high school student interested in photography these works are truly inspirational. 

If you would like to see some of my work if can be found here

http://maireadkahn.wordpress.com/

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