A photography exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the founder of independence of our country, the great state and political figure, the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, as well as an art exhibition following the results of a creative competition for the creation of his portrait were opened at Tashkent House of Photography of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan.
The event organized in accordance with the resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On perpetuation of memory of the First President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov” of January 25, 2017, was attended by representatives of the general public, art critics, artists and journalists.
The photography exhibition and creative competition are organized by the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, khokimiyat of the city of Tashkent, ministries of Internal Affairs and Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Chairman of the Academy of Arts A.Nuriddinov, people’s artist of Uzbekistan V.Burmakin and others noted that perpetuation of the bright memory of the First President of our country Islam Karimov, who left an indelible mark on the history of the Motherland with his multifaceted political activity, is an important factor in educating a harmoniously developed generation, raising and stimulating artists, including photographers and artists.
Creation of the image of the great personality and outstanding statesman Islam Karimov, who with his foresight, talent of politics and noble human qualities gained authority not only in Uzbekistan but throughout the world, is a great responsibility and a great honor for every creative worker.
About 40 exhibited photographs, such as “Islam Karimov at the grain field”, “Islam Karimov among the youth”, “Said Ahmad and Islam Karimov”, “Islam Karimov with artists”, “Islam Karimov with military personnel”, “Islam Karimov and Vladimir Putin”, “Islam Karimov and Nursultan Nazarbayev”, reflect the multifaceted life and activities of the First President of our country.
Within the framework of the exhibition, winners of the competition for creating a portrait of Islam Karimov were awarded.
As the result of the competition, the first place was awarded to people’s artist of Uzbekistan Bakhodir Jalolov. The second and the third places were taken, respectively, by Zebiniso Sharipova and Maksud Kosimov.
– This creative competition was also attended by amateur artists along with professionals, who were able to capture the image of Islam Karimov, beloved by our people, on the canvas, – says people’s artist of Uzbekistan Bakhodir Jalolov. – I tried to reflect the glorious path of development passed during the years of independence by Islam Karimov and our people in my paintings “Hero”, “Cherishing the new day”, “There is nothing greater than love”, “Struggle of light with dark” and “Alone with yourself” from the philosophical point of view.