The forgotten people of the pipeline
Photographs: Grégoire Eloy
Foreword: Sylvain Tesson
Series: Mémoire des Hommes
Dimensions: 26 x 26 cm (10,2 x 10,2 inches)
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.