Bukhara’s Ark, Uzbekistan

Another find recently was this usage of my photograph of The Ark, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on the front page of a new book by Adeeb Khalid.

The book, Central Asia, A New History from The Imperial Conquests to the Present, is published by Princetown University Press.

The image used is one I shot back in 2000, on an assignment trip which took me through Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. You can see the photographs from Uzbekistan here.

The image used on the book cover has always been a popular photograph from my archive, showing the former home of the Emir of Bukhara, in the former Silk Road city. There’s something simple, timeless, about the clean backdrop of the 300-year old Ark building, and the youths playing football on the square in front.

Children play football outside the walls of ‘The Ark’, the oldest structure in town and once the home of the Emir of Bukhara, in the Old Silk Road trading route city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, all rights reserved, 2000.

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