Les Oubliés du pipeline

The forgotten people of the pipeline


Photographs: Grégoire Eloy

Foreword: Sylvain Tesson

Series: Mémoire des Hommes

145 pages

70 photographs 

Dimensions: 26 x 26 cm (10,2 x 10,2 inches)

ISBN: 978-2-9517258-3-8

Promotion, from June 22nd to August 31st, 2017



Prix : 30 €


A photographic account, produced in 2006, of the communities displaced by the conflicts in the Caucasus and Anatolia in the 1990s, along the BTC (Bakou-Tbilisi-Ceyhan) pipeline, built across Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The pipeline is not visible, it is underground for safety reasons. Above ground, witnessing the bankruptcy of the Soviet policy, are the 600,000 persons displaced of the High Karabagh in Azerbaijan, the 250,000 persons displaced Abkhazia in Georgia, and hundreds of thousands of displaced Kurds in Turkey. Fifteen years after the end of the conflict, families still await their fate in derelict hotels, refugee camps or destroyed villages. This book was published with the support of Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) and Amnesty International.