Kosovo

A country with rich soil and plentiful crops.  

Sometimes hard to imagine and re tread the pain of it's past. The lives lost during the brutal war in 1998 that claimed approximately 2000 lives. 

The slow cooking of the food, almost an extension of the care and preparation that goes into the re building of relationships after the bitterness of loss. 

Tired hands. Offering fruit. Embracing. Warm.  

The energy of the room lifting the foundations of this cold and wet winter.

Thank you Kosovo for showing us the spirit of surviving and the gentle and slow process of recovery. 

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A Diamond in the rough

In Nepal LGBTQI+ rights are on an ongoing issue for those who live within the capital city of Katmandu.  The Blue Diamond Society was set up to support those who identify as queer and struggle to be recognised in mainstream Nepalese society.  Most of the men and women featured here are living double lives, with many entering marriage with a cis gender woman to maintain their cover and hide their sexual orientation. 

 

 

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 Being able to openly identify as a transgender man in Nepal can result in being outcast from the family. The name of this transgender man has not been included for this reason as they hold up and image of themselves before transition. 

Being able to openly identify as a transgender man in Nepal can result in being outcast from the family. The name of this transgender man has not been included for this reason as they hold up and image of themselves before transition.