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New Photographic Commission on the Capital of Azerbaijan by Magnum Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov

LONDON.- Baku with Love is a new photographic commission on the capital of Azerbaijan by Magnum photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov. 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. Of his approach Pinkhassov says: “The only thing that counts is curiosity. For me personally, this is what creativity is about. It will express itself less in the fear of doing the same thing over again than in the desire not to go where one has already been.”