Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Categories: Nations | Photo project

Maria Mussova, the author of the documentary photo project "Mapping", decided to investigate how a person's self-perception changes when he puts on a national costume. How does he feel about it? And how does the viewer's perception of the hero change in a casual way and in a suit that fell out of everyday life almost a hundred years ago? What has the national costume turned into in the XXI century?

To answer these questions, Maria found people in whose wardrobe, for one reason or another, there is a fasche — a national Circassian costume. Moreover, the photographer deliberately avoided wedding and dance outfits, because this is a completely different story.

The photo project "Mapping" consists of 22 diptychs in which the characters appear in their everyday clothes and in national costume. And their direct speech is the answer to a simple question about how they feel when wearing a full face.

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Azamat, 35 years old, entrepreneur

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Alan, 29 years old, entrepreneur

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Anan, 32 years old, employee

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Asiyat, 20 years old, choreographer

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Astemir, 24, journalist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Vael, 28 years old, cook

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Dana, 22 years old, student

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Diana, 19 years old, student

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Elena, 26 years old, fashion designer

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Zhanna, 20 years old, student

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Zalina, 28 years old, journalist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Ilyas, 25 years old, dentist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Cantemir, 23 years old, student

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Liana, 22, economist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Lina, 24, historian

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Marianne, 23, economist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Marina, 23 years old, journalist

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Murat, 35 years old, graphic designer

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Renat, 32 years old, saddler

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Ruslan, 29 years old, entrepreneur

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Suzanne, 21, student

Mapping the Caucasus: how a person changes when he puts on a national costume

Timur, 31, archaeologist

Keywords: Diptych | Caucasus | Collage | National costume

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