Rena Effendiâ€™s early work focused on oil industryâ€™s effects on peopleâ€™s lives. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work was published in 2009...
Skills:Research, Photojournalism, Film Photography
The Alexia 2018 Professional Winner is Rena Effendi
Apr 10, 2018
Very honored and grateful to be selected as this year's Alexia Foundation professional grant winner with my work from Spirit Lake, North Dakota. My project examines the effects of trauma perpetuated by the recurrent sexual abuse on Spirit Lake reservation and the role of traditional healing practices in overcoming pain.
Thank you Alexia FoundationÂ and the brave people of Spirit Lake for your trust!
Also thanks to judges MaryAnne Golon/ The Washington Post, Adriana Teresa Letorney /Visura, Zun Lee and Mike Davis /Syracuse for selecting my work.Â