Bukhara and Khiva with Anzor Bukharsky

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Sep 26, 2015 – Oct 2, 2015

Genre: Genre, Street, Travel

The workshop has been completed

Manager: Karen Hovhannisian

Photos of the workshop participants

Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.


© Marina Jekimenko

© Rybakova Natalia

© Natalia Malyutina

13 photos from 6 authors

Lead photographer

Анзор Бухарский

Renowned photographer from Uzbekistan. Participant and winner of number of photo-competitions, exhibitions and biennale in Russia, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Turkey, Venice, Turkmenistan, France, Israel and other countries. His focus is on documentary and genre photography.

List of participants is visible to the club members, who have attended at least one workshop.

About the workshop

We invite you to an exciting photo trip in Uzbekistan. Anzon Bukharsky, a photographer working in the documentary genre and a native of the country, will be group leader. Every day you will practice street and genre photography under his guidance, and in the evenings discuss and select the best pictures. These will be published in album form once the trip is over, and every participant get a copy.

This is an autumn trip, with pleasantly warm weather and an abundance of ripe fruit to sweeten up the creative journey. Expect plenty of interesting sights — the program includes photo sessions in some of the great cities of the ancient East, including former Khanate capitals Bukhara and Khiva. Historians believe that a few of Eurasia’s earliest civilizations grew around the water-rich oases of what is now Uzbekistan.

It will also be an opportunity for you to discover a different side of Asia, not often seen by tourists, take a step into medieval times and learn to express your feelings and observations through photography.

Program hide

Day 1. Saturday, September 26th

Fly Uzbek Airlines out of Moscow at 2:55 a.m. The plane lands in Bukhara at 7:45 a.m. Check-in at the hotel and breakfast, then rest until 4 p.m. A short walk in the city, dinner, then Anzor Bukharsky’s intro lecture and portfolio review. After a short rest we set out in the night to take pictures on the city’s animal market (2-5 a.m.).

Day 2. Sunday, September 27th

Once we have slept off the night’s adventure (time until lunch), we will head out for the Sunday flea market for pictures. First pictures will be discussed in the evening.

Day 3. Monday, September 28th

You have an entire day to take pictures wherever you like in the city. In small groups we will visit gypsies out of town, have dinner and supper together and finish the day with an image review.

Day 4. Tuesday, September 29th

Drive out to Khiva. Most of the day will be spent on the road with occasional stops at villages, where we can talk to locals and snap the shutter. Check-in at our hotel in Khiva in the evening, supper provided.

Day 5. Wednesday, September 30th

Shoot to your heart’s content on the streets of the old town. Review the results.

Day 6. Thursday, October 1st

Genre scenes abound in the walled inner city of Khiva, Ichan Qa’la. We will also visit a bazaar beneath the ancient Khiva walls and sort through the day’s proceeds in the evening as usual.

Day 7. Friday, October 2nd

Departure from Urgench Airport.