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Rena Effendi

Azerbaijan

RENA EFFENDI (born 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan) has been active as a photographer since 2001 and from the outset, her interest has been mainly social documentary photography. She has focused her work on such themes as urbanization, post-conflict society, institutionalization of children, and the effects of oil extraction on people and the environment. She has had exhibitions in Azerbaijan, Germany, Greece, France, Holland and a slideshow lecture at the University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism (USA). In 2004, she was a regional winner of "Fifty Crows" International Fund for Documentary Photography competition and was awarded Azerbaijan's Photographic Artist of the Year. In 2005 she was selected to participate in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and recieved honourable mention in the National Geographic "All Roads" photography competition. Rena Effendi is a member of Photographer.ru, a Moscow based photo agency.

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