Speaking to Jon Levy on the occaission of her exhibition at HOST Gallery in London as part of the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Art and Culture, Azeri photographer Rena Effendi discusses her long term project on the oil pipeline that runs from Azerbaijan, through Georgia to Turkey. Seen by many as the start of a prosperous future for Azerbaijan Effendi describes the aspirations of her countrymen set against the dissappointment felt by those living along the route of the pipeline.

Rena Effendi’s book, Pipe Dreams, was published November 2009 by Schilt publishing. The project will be exhibited throughout 2010 travelling from the UK to Russia and many other locations. For more information about Rena and this project please visit: www.refendi.com/

Pipe Dreams by Rena Effendi is available from the Foto8 bookshop.