Anatoly Rakhimbaev was born in Tashkent in 1957 in the family of the chief designer of “UZBEKFILM’ movie studio. In 1979 he graduated from the geological faculty of Tashkent State University. He worked for 12 years as a chief geologist in the Kyzyl-Kum desert. At the same time he went in for photography. He exhibited his first photos in “Panorama” photo club. His works were noticed and then in 1989 he was invited to work as a photographer in a “Tashkentskaya Pravda” newspaper. That was the beginning of his way as a professional photographer. In 1994 Anatoly joined the Union of Art Photographers of Russia. In 1999 he became a member of the Union of Uzbekistan Artists.
1990 – photo-exhibition of the Ministry of Health on Near-Aral Region in Nukus and Tashkent. 1994 – photo-exhibition “One Earth Is One Family” in UN office in Tashkent. The same exhibition in Paris in June 1994. 1997 – photo-exhibition “National and International Aspects of Ecological Catastrophe of Aral Sea. 1997 – personal exhibition of black and white photography in “Diydor” gallery arranged for the author’s 40’s birthday. 1997 – Ecological Photo-exhibition organized by Conrad Adenayer foundation in Bishkek. 2000 - Exhibition of Union of Uzbekistan Artists to the 9th Anniversary of Uzbekistan Independence. 2001 – exhibition at the UN Agency on Drugs Control in Tashkent. 2001 – photographs for “Tashkent” publication arranged for the 10th anniversary of Uzbekistan Independence. 2002 – exhibition at the “Centre of Contemporary Art” arranged for the opening of “House of Photography” in Tashkent.
Rakhimbaev did a whole series of photos of people shooting up and smoking:
Life is beautiful, but beauty is a dying art Life is wonderful, there’s only so much you can wonder about Before life drives you mad, and before nobody cares Before life drives you mad, and before nobody cares
There are only words, and words mean nothing at all There’s not a single word, to speak for my rambling around But I was searching for something, a sleepless night, painless and drugged Oh I was searching for something, a sleepless night, painless and drugged
Time means nothing at all, it’s a mark of the living to die Space is gonna fall, and the Sun’s meant to stare us straight in the eye So maybe you will feel fire, maybe some day your love is wild Maybe you will feel fire, maybe some day your love is wild
Heaven is an endless pit, I can fall forever but I’d never make it Hell is all that you know, cause you’ve been hurt and you’ve walked on coals And you crush under every command, hell on Earth is what life’s always been Yeh, you crush under every command, hell on Earth is what life’s always been
ich habe definitiv keinen bock mehr, mich mit so nem scheissladen wie ebay auseinanderzusetzen und empfehle daher eine durchaus bessere, von der idee her sinnvollere alternative als den oben genannten rotzverein!