This entire article gave me chills, in a nice warm way.
Almagul Menlibayeva is a Kazakh photo and video artist. Nomadic culture is ever-present in everything she creates.
'I find it difficult to get over the dramatic historical shift from nomadic to settled life style. I feel like it was this great shock for us, and that shock was displaced from our collective consciousness. I realised this accidentally—when I was once again confused for Japanese or Chinese. From my experience I know that no one outside the country is aware of the contemporary culture and history of Kazakhstan, thinking only that we're a republic of natural resources. How can that not make you think?'
Almagul’s work is heavily female-dominated. An enigmatic nomadic woman, devoid of aggression, but full of strength and freedom. (x)