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Resource August 7, 2018

Meet the Journalist: Emin Özmen

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A man walks on railway tracks. Image by Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos. Azerbaijan, 2018.
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Emin Özmen travels to the south of Azerbaijan to focus on the Talysh, an ethnic group that has...

A woman waits for the village bus in Senceredi village. Image by Emin Ozmen / Magnum Photos. Azerbaijan, 2018.
A woman waits for the village bus in Senceredi village. Image by Emin Ozmen / Magnum Photos. Azerbaijan, 2018.

Istanbul-based photographer, Emin Özmen, documents the lives of the Talysh community, specifically women, who struggle to maintain cultural identity despite political pressure to assimilitate. This ethnic group has traditionally lived along the border with Iran. They are predominantly Shi'a Muslims and maintain strong ties with Iran.

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