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Silver 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay


  • Photographer
    Joe Buergi
  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial / Photo Essay

A small mountainous country in Central Asia, the population is 6 million people. Most of them located in valleys and big cities. It is the capital of the country – Bishkek city in the Chui Valley, Osh city and Jalal-Abad city in the Fergana Valley, the Issyk-Kul Basin and the Talas Valley.

Born in 1965 in Stans, Switzerland, Josef Buergi started around 2000 with photography. He studied engineering at the Bale Institute of Technology and works now full-time as a project and team leader for the local government. As a pure autodidact, he developed the knowledge by himself but also by studying the masters. His music photography, together with travel, have become two of his life’s passions.