Rena Effendi

Photographer
    
Bengali Weddings
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality: Azerbaijan
Biography: Rena Effendi’s early work focused on oil industry’s effects on people’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... MORE
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Bengali Weddings
Copyright Rena Effendi 2023
Date of Work Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
Updated Apr 2018
Topics Documentary, Family, Photography, Photojournalism, Weddings

This project documents a wide spectrum of wedding culture and traditions in Bangladesh. From luxurious venues and mega-productions to modest village feasts in rural Bangladesh, a Bengali wedding is always a seminal event in the life of a family, one celebrated with pride and vibrant rituals, morphed and modified through time, but highly respected. 

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