Getty Images grant winner, Rena Effendi, completes project
Rena Effendi, winner of a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, recently completed her project entitled Pipedreams: a chronicle of lives along the pipeline in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
Effendi writes, “Pipedreams is my first book that evolved from a long-term project documenting my country’s post-Soviet turmoil in which corruption, poverty and war were all related to, and fed by, oil and gas. What I witnessed in this journey is that initial promises and expectations of trickle-down wealth still remain unfulfilled. Pipedreams is dedicated to the neglected people of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, linked by the pipeline, and their faded hopes for a better future.”
See Rena’s finished photo essay at Getty Images.