darya komleva-litvinova (kz)
NOOR - Underground
Daria Komleva-Litvinova is freelance documentary photographer based in Kazakhstan. She was the recipient of the OSI Documentary Photography Project grant in 2012–2013 and finalist of PhotoPhilanthropy’s 5th Annual Activist Awards in 2014.
Under Karaganda city is a world, where the light of the sun never shines. The Underground is a dark labyrinth of coalmines’ tunnels. I have discovered this strange night, a small flashlight around my skull guiding my steps to more obscurity. As I reached the surface of the earth again, I wondered how many lives remained down there in this eternal night.