TIFA 2022 People / Culture

Zabardast Afghanistan!

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Gilberto Maltinti
  • Agency / Studio
    Parioli Fotografia
  • Technical Info
    Digital Photo
  • Photo Date

It is a photo voyage through the Whakan Corridor, between Tajikistan, Pakistan and China. Unknown to the rest of the world for years, inhabited by a few thousand shepherds and nomads, is now on the gaming table of interests between the Taliban and China. There are different cultures, rites and languages - belonging to clans and tribes of Whaki shepherds, Kuch nomads, Tajik, Kyrgyz and Pamira tribes, mostly of Aryan stock, Nazarites of Muslim-Shiite Ismaili religion. The daily tranquility was shattered in August 2021 by the uncompromising wave of the Taliban Sahara and Chinese investments