Project: Holy place
Nagorno-Karabach is a separation region in the Caucasus mountains. To whom this region truly belongs is unclear and often a subject of intense discussion. In the early nineties a bloody war broke out between ethnic Armenian and Azeri inhabitants. After the ceasefire in 1994, all Azeris left the country and the Armenian residents founded the independent republic “Nagorno-Karabakh”.

This led to a tragic situation where Nagorno-Karabakh found itself encircled by enemy lines of Azerbaijan and as a republic not recognized by any other nation, not even its own motherland Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh is populated by 137 000 people. I have a great admiration of the pure strength of the inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh, managing to continue to build their lives in such a isolated area.