The Syla family lives in the mountain village of Blerim, in northern Albania. Their everyday life, cadenced by ancient rhythms, revolves around the breeding of goats, ancient art and the cornerstone of the family economy. Photo by Valery Poshtarov
"Two brothers, their wives and children, along with their elderly parents - this is the patriarchal home of the Syla, a typical farming family in northern Albania. Its members share a roof, but above all - a way of life. The whole family participates in the work of the family farm in the mountain village of Blerim, in northern Albania. The road to the village is so bumpy that, especially during the winter, the Syla remain isolated for months. Suzana, the wife of Shkëlzen, the elder brother, studied nursing and often in winter helps women give birth away from doctors and hospitals. The faces, marked by fatigue, tell a profound truth, written by the harsh mountain wind ”, Valery Poshtarov
This photo report was made in the context of "Alliance for the development and enhancement of family agriculture in northern Albania “, A program promoted by Reggio Terzo Mondo (RTM ) and Development Cooperation for Emerging Countries (COSPE ) with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS ).