I’ve been to Dushanbe a couple of times, especially in 2015 to get material for the Architectural Guide Dushanbe. The book will be published in early 2017 – and much more architecture of this former Soviet capital can be seen there. During my expeditions and wanderings throug the city I met a lot of kind, curious Tajiks, who just enjoyed talking to a foreigner, especially in Russian, as most of them don’t speak English. I, as a photographer, love the most, when people don’t pose while getting photographed, if they even don’t pay attention to the camera. These shots often – but not always – will be the most lucky ones.

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