something borrowed, 

something red

Living abroad for most of my adulthood, I became worried about losing connection with Turkmenistan and Turkmen culture — significant parts of my identity. 

Addressing identity in the postcolonial framework of the former Soviet republics, this project aims to understand the place I was born and raised and how its historical changes have shaped me.

2020 — ongoing (work in progress).


Something borrowed, something red. Mayya Kelova photographer
Something borrowed, something red. Mayya Kelova photographer
Something borrowed, something red. Mayya Kelova photographer
Something borrowed, something red. Mayya Kelova photographer