Wednesday, March 07, 2012
VIDEO: Interview with the photographer Rena Effendi (timeinturkey.org)
Rena Effendi She was born in Baku in 1977. Rena Effendi’s early documentary work focused on the effects of oil industry on human life. She followed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipe line from Azerbaijan through Georgia to Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work of six years was published in 2009 in her first book Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline. Efendi, who was chosen by the Photo District News as one of 30 emerging photographers to watch in 2007, won the National Geographic “All Roads” photography award in 2008. Her works have been exhibited in the Venice and Istanbul biennials. Her works have been published in Newsweek, Time, The Financial Times, Le Monde, International Herald Tribune, Marie Claire, Courier International, National Geographic. She is represented by INSTITUTE.