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Bolshoi Kunaley (2005)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 30
Archival pigment print
156 x 60 cm


A herd of semi-wild Altaï horses, belonging to Old Believers, run through the snowy fields near Bolshoi Kunaley village. Old Believers, who are an offshoot of the Russian Orthodox church, mostly live in extremely isolated communities to which they fled centuries ago to avoid persecution.

Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley has travelled all over the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented, he is especially committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and to the environment.

The recipient of numerous awards, Matthieu has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Born in France, Matthieu spent three years studying photography in New York . Over the course of his 20 years’ career, he has learned 6 languages, feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping to instill a sense of intimacy into his images.



Bolshoi Kunaley

Stock No: MP008