1087 Transylvanian Shepherds and Their Herds

In much of the Western world, mentioning Transylvania tends to evoke sinister imagery of dimly lit Gothic castles and notoriously blood-thirsty vampires. The region in central Romania has long been tied to the horrors of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, an association that overshadows the area’s rich history. 

Hungarian photographer  Istvan Kerekes  has spent the last 15 years upending that literary connection by documenting the shepherding communities that have farmed Transylvania for centuries ... this is photography as good as it gets. 

Go to Colossal, to view the photos in glorious hi-res.

From  This is Colossal

 Methinks István Kerekes should be considered for a photo prize. Hmmm ...