Photos by Stephen Graham – Kyrgyzstan before the Great War

Stephen Graham was a British journalist and traveler writing for “The Times” and “Country life” spending his early adult years in Central Asia (“Turkestan”). From the bunch of works he published before and during the Great War three are most interesting from my point of view: A Vagabond in the Caucasus (1911), , Undiscovered Russia (1915),  Through Russian Central Asia (1916). He visited Kyrgyz people around 1914/15 and I would like to share two photos from these breathtaking trips.

Kyrgyz prayers, 1914.

Kyrgyz family, around 1914.

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