Long-Term Projects

One year documentary photo research about Ukrainian Sufi community carrying out in 2013-2014. Oleksandr Rupeta worked in the republic of Crimea, where Ukrainian Sufis used to meet for practices annually. He covered pilgrim journeys of the Sufis to the residence of Shaikh Nazim Al-Haqqani, the leader of the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi Order in Northern Cyprus. With the only Crimean women dervish Alife Yashlavskaya he investigated mystical practices of Dhikr in Konya, Turkey. The project was interrupted in 2014 with the annexation of the republic of Crimea by Russian Federation.