The expression “white road” is a way to wish someone “bon voyage” in Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek. These words are written on road signs at the edges of Asian towns, wishing travelers good luck as they leave civilization to enter the desert lands of the steppe. From 1998 to 2005, the American photographer Ivan Sigal worked, lived and traveled throughout Central Asia, crossing Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. During this odyssey, he played two roles: that of a supporter and trainer of local journalists, and that of a traveling documentary photographer.
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