From March 10 till March 25th in one of the prestigious educational institutions of the world, in Cambridge University, UK, a photo exhibition is open to view, called “Tashkent – The History of One City”. This exhibition passes around the world and is devoted to the 2200th Anniversary of Uzbek Capital.
The exhibition consists of around 80 photographs selected from the synonymous book-album published by the Forum of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan Foundation (the Fund Forum) jointly with UNESCO. The book tells the story of the glorious Tashkent city.
These photographs illustrate changes that have occurred in the appearance of capital in just over a century. These photos have been taken in the course of 130 years by more than one hundred photographers. Exhibition covers the most important periods in the city’s history, from late 19th century to present days.
The exhibition was within the frame of “Cambridge Navruz Celebration” festival. Officials spoke on the Opening ceremony, such as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the UK Otabek Akbarov, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University professor Sandra Dawson, Head of the Jesus College professor Robert Mair, Head of the Cambridge Forum for Central Asia Dr. Siddharth Saxena and others. Moreover, professors and students of the Cambridge University, representatives from London, Manchester and Nottingham universities, Asian Kingdom society, British museum, business communities, members of the Parliament and diplomatic bodies attended the exhibition.
Photo exhibition is held by the Embassy of Uzbekistan and the Fund Forum with assistance and cooperation of the British Council, British-Uzbek Society and Cambridge Central Asia Forum.
Source: Cambridge Central Asia Forum http://www.cambridge-centralasia.org/?p=220
Tashkent in late 19th century till 1918