stanislav magay (uz)
NOOR - Power of belief
In 2009 Stanislav started photographing for his blog about Tashkent – ma-sta.livejournal.com, to illustrate his texts.
In 2012 he and Olga Fedina began a street-art project named Beaux-arts à tout le monde (Bozar). They printed and glued photos on the walls in underground crossings around the city. It was an illegal exhibition free of censorship and bourgeois commercial attitude to cultural events and arts in general – http://www.facebook.com/bozarcom
He worked as photographer for media like Fergana.ru, Lenta.ru and Redpen.uz.
In 2013 he started a project on multinational people – Melting kazan, and made an exhibition in collaboration with the InsideOut Project – http://www.facebook.com/events/345875202200733/
In 2015 he started a project on the history of Tashkent using archive photographs. https://www.facebook.com/backtotashkent/
POWER OF BELIEF
Also in 2015 he created a page about modern Tashkent https://www.facebook.com/TashkentMag
Power of belief is a story about people who practice different religions and spiritual beliefs in Uzbekistan. Despite overwhelming Muslim majority, there are many churches and temples which receive tiny but faithful congregations. Catholics and Buddhists, Krishna and Hindus, orthodox Christians and Baha’i… Quite often clergymen are very cautious to any attention. But still they are always kind and hospitable to guests and newcomers.