Isroil in Aravan, Kyrgyzstan / by Zachary Krahmer

 Isroil Isakov, the father of one of my co-workers, embraces two of his many grandchildren as he returns from working in the fields near the predominantly Uzbek city of Aravan on the border in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Despite his age, he says he couldn’t imagine a day without the mental and physical stimulation of work. 

Isroil Isakov, the father of one of my co-workers, embraces two of his many grandchildren as he returns from working in the fields near the predominantly Uzbek city of Aravan on the border in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Despite his age, he says he couldn’t imagine a day without the mental and physical stimulation of work.