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Share this page Photographs © 2009 Marjolein Katsma | Text © 2012 Marjolein Katsma


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karakul, kara kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, pamirs, fence, porch, wall, boulder, cob, mud, mud plaster, plaster, beams, flat roof, window, glass, plastic, gate, wood, metal, car wreck, house, outhouse, mosque, dining room, eatery, line, white, blue, brown


Cultural surfaces are the surfaces humans construct to adapt their environment to suit themselves: fences and walls, windows and doors in walls, floors, ceilings and roofs, pavement. The culture reveals itself in many aspects: technology used, the ‘how we do things here’, how the surfaces are used or modified, etc.

All the photos on this calendar were taken on two days in June 2009 in Karakul, an extremely remote village high (3900m) on the plateau of the Pamirs in Tajikistan.

I have many more photos of Karakul (and even more of Tajikistan) – one day I hope to make a book out of them. For now, this calendar will have to do.

All these images are also available separately as photographic prints or wall art, either here or elsewhere. The thumbnails below link to the respective photo pages:
 

Karakul's dining room  
Cover image  
 
Wall shadows (Karakul)   Door furniture - a little deception   Glass, plastic and pink curtains   Porch of the Karakul Jamaat Mosque  
January   February   March   April  
 
Leaning and sagging in Karakul   Outbuilding in Karakul   Boarded up, with a ladder   Morning meeting  
May   June   July   August  
 
In Karakul, the sun is bright   The blanket (Karakul)   Building technologies in Karakul   Boarded up - with style (2)  
September   October   November   December  

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karakul, kara kul, qaraqul, murghab, murghob, gorno badakhshan, tajikistan, pamirs, fence, porch, wall, boulder, cob, mud, mud plaster, plaster, beams, flat roof, window, glass, plastic, gate, wood, metal, car wreck, house, outhouse, mosque, dining room, eatery, line, white, blue, brown

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I have two passions: travel and photography – and these are often combined. Though even in my own city I often have a camera with me!

When I am not actually taking photographs or working on photographs, you may find me busy programming or otherwise working on my websites.

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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Great Collection!!!

  • Thank you so much for that lovely comment Vitta! And I really appreciate the fave as well!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you very much, Bobby!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 1 year ago

    Beautiful calendar, Marjolein! Love the back cover.

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