Dispatches from the field: Kyrgyzstan

by | Feb 11, 2010 | PHOTOGRAPHY

Baylen Forcier, our foreign correspondent of sorts is currently in Kyrgyzstan doing documentary work. We’re going to be posting images from his travels across Central Asia, all of which are via Sons of Hedin organization. Based out of Bishkek in northern Kyrgyzstan, Sons of Hedin is named after Swedish explorer and committed scholar Sven Hedin, and represents the joint work of Baylen and Dalton Bennett, with the aim of promoting awareness of Greater Central Asia.

title image:Traditional Kyrgyz fabric patterns. These blankets are made from dyed wool and many women learn how to make them at a young age.

Baylen Forcier, our foreign correspondent of sorts is currently in Kyrgyzstan doing documentary work. We’re going to be posting images from his travels across Central Asia, all of which are via Sons of Hedin organization. Based out of Bishkek in northern Kyrgyzstan, Sons of Hedin is named after Swedish explorer and committed scholar Sven Hedin, and represents the joint work of Baylen and Dalton Bennett, with the aim of promoting awareness of Greater Central Asia.

title image:Traditional Kyrgyz fabric patterns. These blankets are made from dyed wool and many women learn how to make them at a young age.

This week’s post comes from Dalton. In his words:

Our recent trip to the village of Bokonbayevo in Issyk Kul Oblast brought us to the shore of Lake Issyk Kul to the mountains of the Tien Shan. The most rewarding aspect was seeing the work of Baktygul, the director of a rehabilitation center for disabled children.


The road to Bokonbayveo




A truck fire spread thousands of shoes across the road for over 15 kilometers.



On the way to Bokonbayveo, the smoldering remains of a semi-truck from a recent accident, which left a trail of melted shoes for over 15 kilometers.



The southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul



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