Ernest Kurtveliev is one of the most famous photographers in Uzbekistan. He is equally talented in different photographic styles: portrait, landscape, genre composition and glamour. Ernest possesses one essential quality for photography art; this quality is inherent – he feels photography.
During a certain period of time Ernest Kurtveliev was the main photographer of Bella Terra, Bella Ton & Jannat Makon glossy magazines. He also collaborated with a number of periodical publishers Ekonomicheskoye obozrenie, Uzbekistan Today, Ekologicheskiy vestnik, Pery, Avtolam and others.
Ernest is the prize-winner of many photo contests, for example he won the Best photographer award in the Great Silk Road – First Open International Traveler Photo Contest.
Ernest also successfully organized several personal exhibitions in Tashkent, among them “pARTret”, “Trip to Bactria”, “American scenes”, “Indonesia: The beginning” and many others. Being one of the most welcomed participants of different photo festivals, including CEC ArtsLink supported by the US State Department, international festival Inter-photo and Moscow International Festival of advertising photography, he always finds time to discuss his future projects with his colleagues and friends.
Ernest represented Uzbekistan participating in the Jury Board of the VI Tashkent International Photobiennale 2012.