Coordinating a Dhikr Tour for British Photographer
British photographer Christopher Roche has been filming dhikrs (Sufi ceremonies) all around the world. For help with organizing filming in the Caucasus, he reached out to our team. In April of 2017, Caucasus Explorer organized the filming of dhikr ceremonies in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia. We also coordinated a visit to the Hafiz school in Grozny. Since this collaboration took place, Caucasus Explorer has continued to engage with this exciting aspect of Islamic culture, and has introduced quite a few Russian and foreign guests to this tradition.
You can see the result of Christopher’s work here.