Rena Effendi@renaeffendiphoto

Photographer @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety author of Liquid Land

www.refendi.com/

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Rena Effendi

A moment of peace by the Ubangui River in Bangui. Congo DRC is on the opposite bank. Click to hear the sound of a beautiful woman’s laughter. #centralafricanrepublic #sunset #bangui #river #women


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I met this family in Khinaliq in 2006, when I returned in 2018 I found that they were still living in the village. When I went to Khinaliq for the first time there was no road. In order to get there I had to ride in a military jeep and cross mountain streams. There was no cell network there up until 2009. When I came this time, the oldest daughter in the family who was now an IT teacher in the village school showed the picture I had taken of her family to me, she saved it on her smartphone. She found it on the internet. #azerbaijan #khinaliq #village #dailylife #technology @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety


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I met this man in Khinaliq village, Azerbaijan's highest populated point. He had a striking face so I immediately came up to photograph him. He was sitting outside a village club where other men gathered to play backgammon and dominos. Khinaliq is home to about 1000 shepherd families and the community is aging fast as young people tend to move out into the cities. Retired shepherds of Khinaliq are often seen sitting outside socializing with their friends and neighbors. I asked a group of elderly men gathered at the entrance of the village post office: "What are you doing?" - "We are standing outside." they answered. "Are you going to make phone calls or send letters?" - I asked. "No!" - they said. "We are just pensioners." #khinaliq #village #dailylife #elderly #men #winter @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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Rural landscape of Aguadas. #onassignment for @natgeo in #colombia #coffee #landscape


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One of the most amazing inventions, a cable car over the city of Medellin. In Colombia #onassignment for @natgeo #colombia #medellin #city #vista #beautiful


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Children play in the courtyard of a school established by Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi. He believed education is how one could rise above caste bias. #school #girls #india #gandhi #education #dailylife @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety


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I am waiting for that day when she finally says: “Rena, please take a nice picture of me, enough of this artistic nonsense!” #mother #daughter #art #love #mymostfavoriteperson #polkadots


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Schoolgirls of Kasturba Sevika Ashram in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu prepare to perform a folk dance to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi on the anniversary of his birthday and the founding of the Gandhigram Trust, which Mahatma himself inaugurated a year before his death. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #india #gandhi #tamilnadu #girls #culture #dance #dailylife


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I will be presenting my work and giving a talk on the subject of the human cost of innovation at the @worldeconomicforum annual meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China next week. Very excited! #worldeconomicforum #innovation


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Nastafa and Vasile Nemes have been married for over 50 years. In Maramures I was told that when a boy likes a girl he would first have to declare his feelings for the girl to her parents. In turn, the parents inform their daughter and if she likes him too she would go out and stand on the front porch of her house to greet him. At this point, he would have about 2 minutes to run up to her and confess his love. #romania #love #dailylife #rural #culture #traditions #transylvania @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety


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Full moon rises over the fifteenth century Ottoman Castle on Bozcaada, a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea formerly known by its Greek name of Tenedos. In the mainland across from it is the ancient city of Troy. #castle #history #turkey #moon #sea #aegean


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Nobaira and Jawad during their "Rusmat" ceremony, a wedding ritual with a mirror given to the groom. He will see his bride's face in the reflection and will comment on her beauty, as if he's seen her for the first time on his wedding day. For this ritual bride and groom are covered with red fabric held over them by family and friends. #Dhaka #wedding #celebration #bangladesh


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