portraits: azwomen45

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN.  Gulnar Rzayeva, 35, wipes water from the face of her son, Suleyman Rza, 10, after washing his face before school in one of the last freestanding and undemolished homes on their block despite psychological pressure and the desire of city officials to turn it over to developers for more money on November 1, 2011.  Three families part of one larger extended family live in the home that is completely surrounded by the rubble of the homes of their former neighbors.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. Gulnar Rzayeva, 35, wipes water from the face of her son, Suleyman Rza, 10, after washing his face before school in one of the last freestanding and undemolished homes on their block despite psychological pressure and the desire of city officials to turn it over to developers for more money on November 1, 2011. Three families part of one larger extended family live in the home that is completely surrounded by the rubble of the homes of their former neighbors.