“Karabagh” Cultural Center of Azerbaijan in Luxembourg, represented by its president Léa Linster, in collaboration with the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgium and Luxembourg, represented by the spouse of HEM Fuad Isgandarov Mrs Izulat Alekperova and the counselor of the Embassy Mr. Zaur Ahmadov officially opened the photography exhibition “My Azerbaijan” by Orkhan Aslanov on May 30th 2016 at the occasion of the national holiday of Azerbaijan – The Republic Day.
HEM Levent Sahinkaya, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, visited the vernissage accompanied by the Counselor of the Embassy Mr. Ihsan Sakarya.
Later on, the event was joined by HEM Viktor Sorokin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with spouse.
Among the guests were also Dr. Marc Hübsch, the President of the Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg-Azerbaijan, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce Paul Schonenberg, the President of the International Bazar Erika Erhard as well as Jeannot Erpelding, the Director of International Affairs of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg.
The photographer Orkhan Aslanov was born on 26 February 1985 in Baku, Azerbaijan. As he was a teenager he showed his initial interest in photography, which was followed up by first amateur steps at the age of seventeen thanks to Zenit ET camera. Mr Aslanov’s passion for photographic art grew with the experience he gained while taking visual arts as entertainment. Support from his family and friends inspired Orkhan for further self-study of Art of Photography while enjoying his degree at University of Economy in Baku. After the graduation Orkhan Aslanov took a decision to fully devote himself to photography and opened his own studio.
Now Orkhan counts as one of most famous photographers in Azerbaijan, praised and appreciated by local and international media. He is also a founder and a main lecturer of PHOTO`S COOL Photography School.
“My Azerbaijan” is Orkhan’s recent project, which came to life by an idea of discovering beautiful hidden places of his home country and making them available to wider public. Mr Aslanov’s team describe the project as “a journey of thrill-seeker fellows aiming to show Azerbaijan from all supremes: Caspian Sea, wild mountains and historical and memorable places making our exclusive routes sometimes challenging. You have a great opportunity of experiencing similar emotions and impressions while tracing these routes with us.”
Address: “Karabagh” Cultural Association of Azerbaijan in Luxembourg 11C, Boulevard Joseph II, L-1840 Luxembourg.