Originally from California, Nick St.Oegger narrowly avoided law school to become a documentary photographer, focusing on societies and places in limbo. After accidentally ending up in Albania on a trip to the Balkans, he has spent the last several years visiting the country, learning about the language and culture. His most recent project, Kuçedra, explores life on Europe's last free flowing river.
In this series, we offer you a little window onto life in one corner of the world or another. Enjoy peeking through the curtains with us!
The late afternoon sun beats down on the open central square of Kuta, where the old men have retreated to the shadows of a café, smoking and quietly chatting. It’s market day, and a woman with her fruit stand braves the heat with her friends. I pick up a few apples and figs, but when I reach for some money, she smiles and waves it away, telling me in Albanian that it is a gift.