1 September 2008
ESI outside Baku: How women live in rural Azerbaijan

During the first week of September, ESI analysts Arzu Geybullayeva and Besa Shahini visited the region of Sheki in northern Azerbaijan. During their research trip Arzu and Besa visited two villages – Boyuk Dehne and Inke – where they interviewed local women as well as local government representatives.

During the following weeks, Arzu met with several lawyers, representatives of women NGOs, and international organizations.

Arzu (on the right) with local women
Arzu (on the right) with local women
Besa (on the left) with woman and child
Besa (on the left) with woman and child
Women with child
Woman with child
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

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