A découvrir, le magnifique travail de la photographe ukrainienne Mila Teshaieva sur les pays qui bordent la Mer Caspienne (entre autre...)
Twenty years ago, the boundaries of three new littoral states were mapped along the shores of the Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have emerged from the wreckage of the Soviet Union with immense oil and gas reserves and the enormous challenge of defining themselves as independent nations-states.https://dl.dropbox.com/s/zxhyl4quz41qzrz/Capture%20d%E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%202015-01-23%20%C3%A0%2012.01.25.png?dl=0
Hope and ambition have been defining factors for various groups of people as new states attempt to integrate themselves into the world political economy. The big game of oil has promised to bring fresh glory to the countries and gigantic projects appear one by one on the shores, aiming to build new national pride for the population. Though the official presentation of prosperity affected only the front side, as the Potemkin -alike facade. Thoroughly built along the central roads in Baku, the facade is skillfully fixed to old Soviet blocks that are left in rotten condition. The wasteland left behind façade is hidden from the view, as hidden are the lives of people trying to find their place in a rapidly changing society.
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Berlinoise d’adoption, l’artiste ukrainienne est fascinée depuis des années par les anciennes républiques socialistes bordant la mer Caspienne.
De gigantesques gisements de pétrole et de gaz naturel, l’ombre de la grandeur soviétique passée et d’ambitieux projets de développement ont changé la physionomie de la région.
En Azerbaïdjan, au Kazakhstan et au Turkménistan, Mila Teshaieva observe l’émergence d’une nouvelle identité nationale et capte à l’aide de son appareil photo les incertitudes, espoirs et attentes de la population, entre les vestiges d’un empire et un nouveau monde en devenir.
An Exhinbit of Mila Teshaieva : Promising Waters
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Mila Teshaieva Promising Waters
January 22 – May 31, 2015
or over four years, photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the transformation of the three former Soviet republics on the shores of the Caspian Sea: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The battle for control of the region’s vast oil and gas reserves and the search for a national identity have led to far-reaching changes for the society and environment. Teshaieva’s images reveal an atmosphere of insecurity, where people pin their hopes and expectations on a transformation whose direction remains uncertain. The project takes the viewer on a subtle and complex journey through the promises of a new oil region, raising questions as to the relationship between the state and private identity and the ties between past, present and future.