Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

The following are the most viewed blog posts on this site over the course of 2012 that were published in 2012:

Women mourn during the crying ceremony during the seven day ceremony, part of Azerbaijan's elaborate funeral rituals that include gender segregated commemorations of the deceased three days, seven days and 40 days after their death in Zayam, Azerbaijan on January 3, 2012. Zayam is approximately four kilometers from the BTC pipeline.  Compensation funds paid totaled under $1,000 during the pipeline construction went to keeping the deceased healthy and caring for her daughter who suffers from tuberculosis.

Women mourn during the crying ceremony during the seven day ceremony, part of Azerbaijan’s elaborate funeral rituals that include gender segregated commemorations of the deceased three days, seven days and 40 days after their death in Zayam, Azerbaijan on January 3, 2012. Zayam is approximately four kilometers from the BTC pipeline. Compensation funds paid totaled under $1,000 during the pipeline construction went to keeping the deceased healthy and caring for her daughter who suffers from tuberculosis.

1. Best of 2012: Azerbaijan and Turkey (430 views)
The best images from 2012 include images from Azerbaijan and Turkey.

2. CNN Photos Blog: Bachelor Parties in Prague (198 views)
When friends living in Eastern European nations began complaining of noisy, drunken tourists in their historical towns, American photojournalist Amanda Rivkin wanted to dig deeper.

3. Baku Nights (164 views)
Women dance on the table at the bar Shakespeare in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 17, 2012.

4. EurasiaNet: Baku Is Bulldozing Its Past (70 views)
My images of demolitions and reconstruction in Baku illustrated a story by Ulviyya Asadzade and Khadija Ismayilova entitled, “Azerbaijan: Baku is Bulldozing its Past,” for EurasiaNet (April 27, 2012).

5. British Journal of Photography: VII Photo adds four photographers to Mentor programme (54 views)
Photographers Laura El-Tantawy, Nafis Ahmed, Jošt Franko and Amanda Rivkin have been selected to join VII Photo’s Mentor Program

6. Look3 Festival of the Photograph: Masterclass Street Smart with Bruce Gilden (44 views)
For the past week, I have been fortunate to take Bruce Gilden’s Look3 Masterclass Workshop Street Smart and attend the Look3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia.

7. Two Great Exhibits: “The Family,” by Jocelyn Bain Hogg at VII Gallery, New York + Peter Di Campo “Life Without Lights” at The Strand Gallery, London (40 views)
Two excellent exhibits, “The Family,” by Jocelyn Bain Hogg at the VII Gallery in New York and “Life Without Lights,” by Peter DiCampo at The Strand Gallery in London.

8. 2012: A Year of Transition (39 views)
2012 was luckily not like 2011, a year that goes down with 1789, 1848, 1917, 1989 as a year of revolution. By contrast, 2012 was a year of transition in most every respect.

9. Updated Archive Galleries: Azerbaijan and Turkey (30 views)
Updated archive galleries.

10. National Geographic Explorers Journal: Explorer of the Week – Amanda Rivkin (28 views)
This week we are featuring Amanda Rivkin, a photographer who decided to focus her lens on Azerbaijan’s offshore oil fields in the Caspian. Using funds from her Young Explorer grant, she followed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline’s 1,100-mile route, which skirts five conflict zones in three countries representing believers of both Islam and Christianity.



Categories: Azerbaijan, Baku, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, British Journal of Photography, CNN Photos, Czech Republic, EurasiaNet, Eurovision, Festivals, National Geographic, Publications, Turkey, United States, VII Mentor Program at VII Photo Agency, Workshops

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