I just learned about the work of Ljalja Kuznetsova (Ляля Кузнецова) and it’s beautiful. Photographer.ru has presentations of two of her bodies of work on gypsies and Asia. Kuznetzova spent her early career as an aeronautical engineer, but took up a camera in the late 70s, eventually working for the Kazan State Art Museum and the newspaper Evening Kazan and freelancing. Her work has been exhibited in Europe and the US. Aperture published the gypsy work in 1998 with an introduction by Inge Morath, Shaking the Dust of Ages – Gypsies and Wanderers of the Central Asian Steppe, and it’s available on Amazon.
(via the Facebook group A New History of Photography)