Bringing the photo-story to Osh: “seeing the beauty and hearing the untold stories”

This past weekend, Elyor Nematov and I went to Osh to deliver NewEurasia’s three-day workshop on photojournalism. In fact, calling it a workshop on “photojournalism” is a bit deceptive, since it was much more than just an extended seminar on the technicalities of using photographic and videographic equipment. Elyor explained the principles of creating a photo-story, and he also elaborated the philosophical implications of what it really meant to be a photo-journalist. This was the third and final workshop of our current arts and culture project, which has been supported by Hivos Foundation. Unfortunately, I’ve been hearing from various sources…

Kyrgyz-Korean coloration in painting

International exhibition “Morning freshness in the country of high mountains” was held at the Exhibition Hall of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Union of Artists “The Oak Park” named after S.A. Chuikov. It was running for two weeks between 18-30th November 2013 on the occasion of the official visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambayev, to the Republic of Korea.

Paradise for pedestrians!

Street Festival was successfully held on one of the central streets of Bishkek. On September 22 the second KG Street Fest Pedestrian Paradise pleased residents and guests of the capital with a bright show program, a big trade fair of various products, and the training programs for children. The main purpose of the event is to popularize the rights of pedestrians and to promote a safe traffic on the roads of Kyrgyzstan. This year the Festival was held under the slogan “Move in the rhythm of a green city!”

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