Denis Vejas Documents a Winter With a Shaman in Kazakhstan

All photos by Denis Vejas. Used with Creative Commons permission.

A compelling documentary photography project rarely comes easy. More often than not, a story unfolds out of tips from locals, chasing leads, and keeping an eye out for stories that are unique, untold, and unexpected. These are just some of the lessons that we can learn from an interesting work of Lithuanian documentary photographer Denis Vejas, who spent one winter in Kazakhstan in 2011 to 2012 to document life for its last Sufi dervish shaman.

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