The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT is proud to support the exhibition, Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960–80s.
Durdy Bayramov (1938-2014) grew up in an orphanage in Turkmenistan and overcame the significant challenges of his youth to become an acclaimed Eurasian artist and photographer. Through a prolific career as a painter that spanned more than 55 years, Bayramov was best known for his compelling portraits. His tender approach evokes the special character and qualities within each of his subjects, with whom he shared a deep rapport.
Curated by Sharon C. Smith, with the assistance of Betsy Baldwin, Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960–80s will be on view in the Rotch Library at MIT through November 26, 2017. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal library hours.