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New Commission on Azerbaijan by Magnum’s Gueorgui Pinkhassov

© Gueorgui Pinkhassov - Magnum Photos.

LONDON.- Baku with Love is a new photographic
commission on the capital of Azerbaijan by Magnum photographer Gueorgui
Situated on the Caspian Sea, Baku is a picturesque city
that looks both East and West for its influences. Roaming its streets,
Pinkhassov captured the atmosphere of a destination still unfamiliar to most
European travellers. Born in Moscow in 1952, Pinkhassov’s career has its roots
in film, and his photography is often described as “cinematic”. The mysterious,
impressionistic quality of his pictures of Baku define that quality.