Blogging from A to Z Challenge: E is for…Rena Effendi (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Rena Effendi is a social documentary photographer from Azerbaijan.  According to National Geographic, “Rena Effendi uses her camera to document people and cultures, as well as issues of conflict, environment, and social justice. Effendi was born in Azerbaijan and witnessed her country’s rough path to independence from the U.S.S.R., a place she learned to make sense of through photography.” (

Effendi’s photos tell stories – I can’t think of a better way to describe them.  The vibrant colours, the lighting, the faces and locations leave a sense of a moment in time, a way of life that may not exist any longer.  I would love to see her work in person some day.

Effendi is active on Instagram, so you can follow her at @renaeffendiphoto.


Rena Effendi

Rena Effendi at Wikipedia

Rena Effendi at National Geographic

The Search for Hope: Azerbaijani photographer Rena Effendi on capturing humanity’s will to survive

Rena Effendi at the Photo Society

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter E.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 6, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I do like her style.

  2. I can see National Geographic’s influence on her, and probably vice versa as well.

  3. Thanks for telling us about this wonderful photographer.

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