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Milk of the Mare

Location: Kyrgyzstan – August, 2015
Photographer: Christopher Gawronski
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Graduate Student
Category: People
Award: 3rd Place

In the artist’s own words: “Kyrgyzstan is a land of mountains and nomads, which has recently opened itself up to tourism. I took part in a small trekking tour that took us through beautiful mountain landscapes for three days. We lived in yurts and ate the local foods. The traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz people led to their use of horses for multiple purposes, including milk. This elder woman is demonstrating how to separate the constituent parts of mare's milk to make a traditional type of yogurt."

Milk of the Mare - Photographer Christopher Gawronski