Tahmin Ali

Year
2011
Location
Azerbaijan
Amount
$3,500
Term
6 months

Tahmin Ali examines the tradition of arranged marriages between close family members in Azerbaijan. While recognizing the distinct health risks associated with inter-family marriages, Ali takes a non-judgmental approach to explore issues of gender, family, and traditional culture in the context of modernity.

Tahmin Ali began photographing in 2002 while a student of the Azerbaijan Academy of Art. Her projects include documentation of the state of the environment in her home city of Baku and its surrounding regions, and an exploration of marriage traditions in Azerbaijan. She has received awards from the Azerbaijan Union of Photographers and the French Embassy in Baku, and her work has appeared in solo and group shows, including at the Modern Art Museum (Moscow, Russia), “Aluminum” contemporary art festival, Aina photography festival (Baku, Azerbaijan), and the French Cultural Center (Baku, Azerbaijan).