Overview participating exhibitions

Land
2010

Land

Mashid Mohadjerin

LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

Under the Soviet Union the autonomous soviet republic of Tadzhikistan was the leading producer of cotton. The privatisation and economic liberalisation that were introduced after independence were disastrous for individual farmers, who saw their incomes collapse. It was the starting signal for an exodus of trained agricultural personnel, who chiefly went to Kazakhstan and Russia to earn money to send home. The 800 million dollars that is sent home annually is desperately needed by the poorest land in Central Asia. But there is a down side, especially for the women who remain behind, caring for the children and the elderly and running the households – and who are respon-sible for the harvest. Mashid Mohadjerin portrays the women, children and elderly of Tadzhikistan. These are images of a life that is dominated by hard work – and waiting.

  • LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

    Under the Soviet Union the autonomous soviet republic of Tadzhikistan was the leading producer of cotton. The privatisation and economic liberalisation that were introduced after independence were disastrous for individual farmers, who saw their incomes collapse. It was the starting signal for an exodus of trained agricultural personnel, who chiefly went to Kazakhstan and Russia to earn money to send home. The 800 million dollars that is sent home annually is desperately needed by the poorest land in Central Asia. But there is a down side, especially for the women who remain behind, caring for the children and the elderly and running the households – and who are respon-sible for the harvest. Mashid Mohadjerin portrays the women, children and elderly of Tadzhikistan. These are images of a life that is dominated by hard work – and waiting.

  • LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

  • LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

  • LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

  • LEFT BEHIND (Tadzhikistan, 2007)

Biography

Mashid Mohadjerin (Iran, 1976) grew up in Belgium, where she studied photography. Since 2004 she has worked as a freelancer, on assignments from magazines like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, De Standaard, Knack and de Volkskrant. In addition she works on her own projects dealing with identity in migration. Mohadjerin received recognition during World Press Photo 2009. She presently lives in New York.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00