Photographing the rapid emergence of modern Azerbaijan

By Tom Seymour

The last family remained to live in Peshnoe, a fishermen village at the Ural delta of the Caspian sea, a home to breeding sturgeon and birds. Kazakhstan, 2012

“I could almost see the shiny new world rising out of the ruins,” says Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva, describing the changes she witnessed on a visit to Azerbaijan in 2010, two decades on from declaring independence from the Soviet Union.

“The process of building a new state and a new national identity, something that would normally take many decades or even centuries, appeared to so rapid and so radical. But the ruins were still there, seen most strongly in the souls and minds of people who have grown up with and been educated in Soviet Union ideologies, but who have suddenly …read more

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