Rena Effendi

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... read on
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Bengali Weddings
Credits: rena effendi
Date of Work: 12/18/17 - 12/28/17
Updated: 04/17/18

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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