• Gripping Portraits Capture the Tender Bonds Between Transylvanian Shepherds and Their Herds

    10 monthes ago - By Colossal

    All images © Istvan Kerekes, shared with permission
    In much of the Western world, mentioning Transylvania tends to evoke sinister imagery of dimly lit Gothic castles and notoriously blood-thirsty vampires. The region in central Romania has long been tied to the horrors of Bram Stoker's Dracula , an association that overshadows the area's rich history.
    Hungarian photographer Istvan Kerekes has spent the last 15 years upending that literary connection by documenting the shepherding communities that have farmed Transylvania for centuries. Bordered by the Apuseni and the Carpathian mountain...
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