Talysh Grandmothers by Fidan Nazim Qizi

This is a portrait of two grandmothers from Talysh, an Iranian ethnic group indigenous to a region shared between Azerbaijan and Iran, which spans the South Caucasus and the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea. They speak the Talysh language, one of the Northwestern Iranian languages. It is spoken in the northern regions of the Iranian provinces of Gilan and Ardabil and the southern parts of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Northern Talysh (the part in the Republic of Azerbaijan) was historically known as Talish-i Gushtasbi. In Iran there is a Talesh County in Gilan Province.

Niko D3100 | Exposure 1/200 @ f/10 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 55mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
June 2, 2019

65

AWARD SCORE

Value 12
Clarity 11
Composition 18
Style 12
Skill 12

Award Category
Portrait Photography

Photograph Location
South Caucasus, Azerbaijan

Born in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, Fidan Nazim Qizi lives in Baku, but travels often to other countries. She loves nature and mountains, as well as doing hiking. She started taking her first black and white photos when she saw the works of amazing photographer Vivian Maier. She is the reason Fidan chose to shoot in black and white medium. Fidan likes photography so much, because she believes photography can give us energy, feelings, and inspiration in life.

Current Location
Baku, Azerbaijan

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