elyor nematov (kg)
NOOR - The Power of the Women Nature
Elyor Nematov is a freelance photojournalist and conducts documentary photography workshops, training students to produce stories relevant to Central Asia. Previously, he worked as photo editor and as a photographer and reporter for business and sports magazines in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Elyor, participated in many national and international Contests and Exhibitions in Russia and Central Asia.
His first personal project and book “Children of Bukhara” was presented in Tashkent in 2008. In 2012, Elyor received a grant from the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project and started his project about Labour Migration From Central Asia. Yuri Kozyrev was the mentor of his project. The project was named “I Am A Foreigner”. In 2013 was a finalist of Audience Engagement Grant from OSI Foundations. In 2014 was nominated for LOOKbetween 2014. In 2014-2015 Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talents program member. From 2015 he is a Contributor for Getty Images. In 2015 created “Father Comes Tomorrow”, “Herders”, “Water For Life” projects.
Currently working new project for UNwomen: – “Women Nature” – gender equality and women’s right in Kyrgyzstan.
THE POWER OF THE WOMEN NATURE
Story inspired by the following quote of Abdul-Baha:
“The woman is indeed of the greater importance to the race. She has the greater burden and the greater work. Look at the vegetable and the animal worlds. The palm which carries the fruit is the tree most prized by the date grower. The Arab knows that for a long journey the mare has the longest wind. For her greater strength and fierceness, the lioness is more feared by the hunter than the lion.”
“The mere size of the brain has been proved to be no measure of superiority. The woman has greater moral courage than the man; she has also special gifts which enable her to govern in moments of danger and crisis. If necessary she can become a warrior.”