February 16, 2010

Exhibition ‘Baku With Love’ of photographs by famous Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov opened in London

Exhibition ‘Baku With Love’ of photographs by famous Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov was opened in London on February 16. The exhibition was co-organized by Mrs Leila Aliyeva, Head of Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s Russia Office, founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘Baku’ magazine, the Embassy of Azerbaijan to UK and UK`s Magnum Agency.

 

The exhibition features about 60 photos taken in 2009 by British ‘Magnum Photos’ photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov that cover beautiful views of contemporary Baku located on the coast of Caspian and reflecting Eastern and Western climate.


Photos presented to Europeans on the initiative of Mrs Leila Aliyeva introduce Baku as the capital and main seaport of Azerbaijan, which has rich oil-gas fields, a huge world with beaches, natural and cultural riches, tourism potential: fortress walls, historical sites, Icherisheher (Old City), narrow streets, ancient buildings.


Exhibition ‘Baku With Love’ of photographs by famous Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov was opened in London on February 16. The exhibition was co-organized by Mrs Leila Aliyeva, Head of Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s Russia Office, founder and Editor-in-Chief of ‘Baku’ magazine, the Embassy of Azerbaijan to UK and UK`s Magnum Agency.

 

The exhibition features about 60 photos taken in 2009 by British ‘Magnum Photos’ photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov that cover beautiful views of contemporary Baku located on the coast of Caspian and reflecting Eastern and Western climate.


Photos presented to Europeans on the initiative of Mrs Leila Aliyeva introduce Baku as the capital and main seaport of Azerbaijan, which has rich oil-gas fields, a huge world with beaches, natural and cultural riches, tourism potential: fortress walls, historical sites, Icherisheher (Old City), narrow streets, ancient buildings.


Ambassador of Azerbaijan to UK Fakhraddin Gurbanov expressed his deepest gratitude to the organizers of the event, notably to Leila Aliyeva. Noting the event’s importance he valued it as a significant step towards propaganda of Azeri culture and art. ‘Nowadays, culture and art play important role for establishment of communications among people. I hope this exhibition will increase love for Azerbaijan’, the Ambassador said.  

 

Leyla Aliyeva delivered a speech at the event.

 

Photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov shared his impressions of Azerbaijan.


Sarah Sophie, Magnum Agency Director for Cultural Affairs, expressed gratitude to Mrs Leila Aliyeva and the Embassy of Azerbaijan to UK for supporting the exhibition.

 

She presented album ‘Magnum Stories’ to L.Aliyeva.


The exhibition was attended by Baroness O`Kahn, member of the House of Lords, Timothy Coleridge, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, football celebrity Andrei Arshavin and others.


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