Coşkun Aral’s Peacecul People

Coşkun Aral is a photojournalist. One of a handful of war photographers around the world, he documents some of mankind’s toughest situations in his shots. But he is coming to us this time with a different set of photos, of people engaged in their own everyday tasks. If only every place on earth could be like this.

KONYA SALT LAKE
A whirling dervish ceremony on the shores of Konya’s Salt Lake, the composition of whose waters was altered

AUSTRALIA
Friendship between horses and humans on Australia’s ocean shore

CHAD
Bairam prayers in Abeshe, a city in the Sahara Desert in the central African country of Chad

THE PHILIPPINES
A young water buffalo herder of the Moro people on the Philippine island of Mindanao

ALLAHABAD
Kumbh Mela preparations in India’s holy city of Allahabad

BURMA
The famous “giraffe” women of Myanmar, as it is now known

KAFIRISTAN
A woman of the Kalash people of Pakistan, who live in the Hindu Kush and whose origins are believed to date back as far as Alexander the Great

JAIPUR
A children’s dance in India’s magical city of Jaipur

JLADAKH
Adornment with fresh flowers is a popular tradition going back hundreds of years among the women of the Brokpa tribe in northern India’s border region of Ladakh.

NEPAL
A peasant woman hulling  rice in Nepal