THE PRESS RELEASE TO THE UMIDA AKHMEDOVA EXHIBITION "QUIET SKY"
ON JULY 24 - ON AUGUST 26
On July 24 at 18:30 the ZERO LINE gallery opens a personal photo exhibition of Umida Akhmedova "THE QUIET SKY".
Umida Akhmedova – a big name in domestic photoart. Film documentary, film maker and photographer, member of the Union of cinematographers of Uzbekistan and national Academy of Arts.
Personal exhibitions took place in the cities of Uzbekistan (Fergana, "Plots on the cross-country terrain", 2008, etc.), in Copenhagen (2006), Nizhny Novgorod (2010), Rostov-on-Don (2010), Tbilisi.
Winner of a number of awards, including: the winner of the competition "Press of the Photo of Russia-2004" in the "Modern Photo of Central Asia" nomination. The silver medallist of a photo contest in honor of the 40 anniversary of the Victory (Moscow, 1985). In May, 2016 Umida Akhmedova is conferred the International award of Václav Havel handed for dissent in creativity with a formulation "For a creative protest".
Umida is known for such projects as a photo album "Women and men: from dawn to a decline" (it is published in 2007), devoted to life in rural areas of the country and to the Uzbek traditions with emphasis on gender inequality and also the documentary "Virginity Burden" (2008).
"Since that moment when I have taken the camera in hand, I removed ordinary people in a usual situation: just life in all her manifestations. Naturally, I have an understanding that over time life changes. She can't but change because conditions in which the person …" lives (Umida Akhmedova) change.
Videos shot in 2007 and the photographic materials collected by Akhmedova within last year are presented at the QUIET SKY exhibition.
The lens of the camera snatches out the past moments, but an impression, story which is told by these shots, associations to which they give rise – all this is created by the photographer's look, and, at the same time is opened to spectator interpretations. Umida Akhmedova's photos made within last year fix events, creating a picture of a modern sociocultural background of Uzbekistan, baring the moods prevailing in today's society.
The exhibition will last till August 26, 2017.