Tag: Central Asia

Evening at Koy-Krylgan-Kala by Igor Savitsky

Savitsky’s Kyzylkum inspiration

Igor Savitsky, painter, obsessive art collector and founder of the remarkable Karakalpak Museum of Arts in Nukus, Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan—in the middle of...
Mirzo Ulugbek

Ulugbek of Uzbekistan—reaching for the stars

Recent travels in Central Asia introduced me to one of the most famous Uzbeks I never heard of: Mirzo Ulugbek – Uzbekistan’s “Great Observer”....
Runner, by Max Penson

Meeting Max Penson

Max Penson figured prominently in the dramatic evolution of Soviet photography in the 1920s and 1930s.  Then, for twenty years following adoption of the...
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