‘UrbaniStan’ by Matjaz Krivic is a collection of some of the most incredible photos from around the world you will see. The photography project is described as follows:
“UrbaniStan is a street photography project that explores the urban environment of the developing world. The project aims to demonstrate that ‘urban’ in the developing world does not necessarily mean modern and to draw the attention of the general public to the slowly declining social values that are sinking under increasing pressures of modernisation. The main focus of the project is to search and explore the points where people and communities develop and intwine with the urbanity of humanity.”
The full ‘UrbaniStan’ photo essay can be seen on the Maptia website and I can’t recommend enough to have a look at all of the photos.
Lhasa, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (Matjaz Krivic)
Bani, Sahel, Burkina Faso: Kids playing near one of many mosques of Bani. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic)
Uch Sharif, Bahāwalpur District, Punjab, Pakistan: A woman praying on a grave of her husband. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic)
Beni Isguen, Ghardaïa, 47000, Algeria: One of five historical towns in Gardaia Pentapolis. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic)
Pingyao, Pingyao County, Jinzhong City, Shanxi, People’s Republic of China: Part of an ancient city of Pingyao at dusk. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic)
Vārānasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India: Following the completed religious rituals two Sadhus are peacefully sleeping on the shore of the river Ganges in Shiva’s sacred town. (Photo: Matjaz Krivic)
Yemen: The morning mist rises mystically from the valley towards the small town in the Haraz mountains (Photo: Matjaz Krivi
Matjaz Krivic’s personal website can be seen here.