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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Breathe Underwater

Gulenka Mussatayeva, 30. “Sometimes I feel I can’t breathe as if I were living underwater, I would like to surface but an unknown force pushes me down”. She is a painter, performer and a talented artist. Today she is a single woman of 30 years old, a difficult condition for a woman in the Kazakh patriarchal society.

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Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Copyright: © Karl Mancini