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Daghestan Over The Decades

Photographer Kamil Chutuev has been photographing his native Daghestan since the 1970s. His photographs appeared in a recent exhibition in Makhachkala, "Planet of Daghestan," in which several photographers' work maps the cultural and natural landscape of the Caucasus republic over many years. In these images from the exhibition, Chutuev shows a strong and independent Daghestani people coexisting with a harsh but beautiful environment.

Alikhma and Patimat from Goor village, 1991
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Alikhma and Patimat from Goor village, 1991

Tindi village, 2003
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Tindi village, 2003

A man from Balkhar village, 1975
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A man from Balkhar village, 1975

Bazardyuzu mountain, a 4466-meter mountain on the Russian-Azerbaijani border, 2002
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Bazardyuzu mountain, a 4466-meter mountain on the Russian-Azerbaijani border, 2002

A photo from Chutuev's "Madonnas from Archib" series, 2009
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A photo from Chutuev's "Madonnas from Archib" series, 2009

In the mountains, 2010
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In the mountains, 2010

A woman from Richa village in Rutul district, 1982
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A woman from Richa village in Rutul district, 1982

Rugudhza village, 2005
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Rugudhza village, 2005

Girls from Kubachi village, 2010
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Girls from Kubachi village, 2010

Photographer Kamil Chutuev at the exhibition of his and others' images in Makhachkala on August 29, 2013
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Photographer Kamil Chutuev at the exhibition of his and others' images in Makhachkala on August 29, 2013

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