My dear gypsies

Shortlist 2021

Anzor Bukharsky

Anzor Bukharsky is a documentary photographer. Born in 1968 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan-he has been a permanent resident of Uzbekistan's historical Bukhara since 1975. He is a professionally trained art and stage designer. Anzor took an interest in photography in 2006. Studio photography at first, then almost exclusively street photography-roaming and documenting the everyday life of his hometown. Today, Anzor is an established documentary, travel and street photographer.

The Compromise

My dear gypsies

I have been photographing Asian Lyuli from 2009 to the present day. Gypsies have long been a part of the Uzbek society, with which they live in peace and harmony. Gypsy enclaves are scattered throughout Uzbekistan, mainly in Bukhara, Samarkand and Kashkadarya regions. Gypsies are the best orderlies in cities. They drive out on their carts pulled by donkeys to collect waste paper, scrap metal, plastic containers, and plastic from the streets to be recycled from the early morning. This is one of the main ways to make money. Liuli gypsies profess Islam and observe all accompanying traditions and rituals.