“If you search for Dagestan in the news all you find is images and stories about terrorism and danger. Whilst reporting news worthy events is important it can often have negative consequences on a remote place like Dagestan who receives few outsiders. The news becomes one of the only sources of information and often paints an unrealistic view of a place. For sure, at times Dagestan suffered from a violent insurgency, but it by no means encompassed the entire region. I wanted to show the other Dagestan, the real Dagestan, a place that whilst it has its problems, to most it is a peaceful and kind place. My photographs show these subtle moments of calm and peace. I know this is the way the people of Dagestan would like to be known.”

Dagestan by Luke Duggleby (4/4)

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