National photographer named best in UK

9 January 2019 17:20 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Ismayilova

Rena Effendi, a renowned photographer at National Geographic, has been named one of the best photographers in 2018.

She entered the list of UK's Royal Photographic Society, Trend Life reported.

Rena Efendi graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Languages. She worked as a translator and was fond of painting, which led her to photography.

She is engaged in documentary photography since 2001. Her works have been marked in Azerbaijan and international competitions by the highest prizes.

Rena Efendi is a winner of the Fifty Crows Documentary Award, Mario Giacomelli Memorial Award, Getty Images Editorial Grant, the All Roads Photography Award, the Young Photographer in the Caucasus, the Prince Claus Award, the World Press Photo, the Sony World Photography, etc. Her works  were printed in many famous publications of the world, including The New Yorker, Newsweek, TIME, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Liberation, Courrier International, Newsweek, Days Japan, Reponse Photo, Spark and others.

In 2009, the book by Rena Effendi "Life Line. Chronicle of unfulfilled hopes" was published in four languages. Her solo exhibitions were held in the UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, the U.S., Turkey, the Netherlands, etc.

The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain,commonly known as the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), is one of the world's oldest photographic societies.

It was founded in London, England in 1853 as The Photographic Society of London with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography.

Today, the society includes about 80, 000 photographers from around the world.


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