Migrants: An Invisible Force in Central Asia

On Friday the 9th of June the members of the photo jury convened at IOM Almaty, Sub regional Coordination Office for Central Asia. Apart from Dr. Irina Bogoslovskaya (art historian, art critic and writer-researcher from Uzbekistan), Dr. Gulmira Shalabayeva (Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, and Director of the State Museum of Arts named after Kasteyev from Kazakhstan), Mr. Alimjan Jorobaev, (art photographer from Kyrgyzstan) Mr. Timothy P. O’Connor, Political Officer representing the U.S Consulate General in Almaty and an IOM CA representative, Mr. Eugeny Chikin (Program assistant/photographer) from Kyrgyzstan were also invited. In order to ensure that the evaluation process would be based strictly on merit all submissions were enumerated and no names or nationalities were disclosed during the process. The names were disclosed after the evaluation process was completed.

These are the winners from each category



First winner: Elyor Nematov

Second winner: Didor Sadulloev

Third winner: Diana Mindubayeva


First winner: Almazbek Duyishebaev

Second winner: Rakhat Sagynbek Kyzy