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Spiritual Advocate
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg

A shaman in the Tuvan capital of Kyzyl performs a ceremony for a woman suffering from chronic headaches. Though Tuvans are not ethnically related to Scythians—who are believed to have belonged to the Iranian language group—they do share a heritage of shamanism. Local shamans have complained that the excavation of Arzhan-2 has disturbed ancient spirits.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/100 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Late afternoon, early evening
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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