Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, 2005

Sedition presents a digital edition of a renowned photographic work by Thomas Dworzak. Taken in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in March 2005, the image shows a pair of lips behind a shattered pane of glass. The red lips are partly visible, partly obscured by the bullet holes and shard patterns of the glass. During the night after the 2005 Kyrgyzstan "revolution" bands of thugs had looted the main magazines. The new "government" called for the formation of a civil defense to guard the buildings.

The work is included as part of the Magnum at 70 partnership between Magnum Photos and Sedition in celebration of 70 years of the world renowned photography collective. Collections of iconic photographic and video works by artists represented by Magnum Photos will be released as digital editions on Sedition as part of an international programme throughout 2017.


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