Danil’s work is about current social problems in Central Asia and his most recent project is about islamisation in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is a secular country where 83% of the population is muslim. After the fall of the Soviet Union islamisation began to take hold and people were looking for something to identify with. The power of the mosques grew. Now there is a prayer room in Parliament where before there was none. Some of the muslim movements in Kyrgyzstan are moderate, but others are more radical. When the conflict in Syria began, 600 citizens of Kyrgyzstan went to fight for IS. They can’t return or they will be arrested.
Danil investigates why this is happening because he wants to know what these people are looking for. Danil has a Muslim background and is intrinsically interested in his own origins and culture .
Who? Danil Usmanov
Docking February 1 - 20
Working on 'Inshalla'
About Islamisation of Kyrgyzstan
Danil Usmanov is a young photographer from Kyrgyzstan, currently studying Telecommunication in Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Art and he is taking lectures in photojournalism and documentary photography at DocDocDoc School of Modern Photography in Saint Petersburg. Danil has graduated from "Art East" school of contemporary art in 2017.
He has participated in various international exhibitions. Danil was awarded the first prize in the Vilius photo festival 2017 contest and the special prize of the Bishkek First April Competition 2017.
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