PASHA Bank inspired by 3 countries and photographed the Iron Silk Road
Operating with a mission to become a financial bridge at Turkey - Azerbaijan - Georgia triangle, PASHA Bank signed a significant cooperation with Atlas Magazine, which touches the nature lovers’ dreams for over 25 years following the motto of “Always look to discover”.
A route that passes through 3 neighbouring countries which share not only the same geography but also the same past, culture and even the language… A Silk Road made of iron, and that starts from the coasts of the Caspian Sea, passes through Azerbaijan and then Georgia, extending up to the city of Kars of Turkey.
Operating with a mission to become a financial bridge at the Turkey - Azerbaijan - Georgia triangle, PASHA Bank left its mark on the significant cooperation with the Atlas Magazine, which touches the nature lovers’ dreams for over 25 years following the motto of “Always look to discover”. PASHA Bank – one of the strongest banks of the region and which contributes to the commercial relations of these three countries – did carry out the ‘neighbouRoute’ – One Route, Three Neighbours’ project with Atlas Magazine, for the purpose of leaving a mark of the commercial, cultural and social relations on visual memories.
Sahan Nuhoglu, whose photographic works had been published by the most prestigious magazines and newspapers of the world, such as Der Spiegel, Newsweek, National Geographic and Guardian, traveled this entire 840-kilometer long route for PASHA Bank. What Nuhoglu saw through the lens of his camera on the route which connects the cultural, artistic, commercial and daily lives of these three next door neighbours, turned into hundreds of photo frames. Nuhoglu photographed many details – from the architectural characteristics of the cities to daily life, from traditional craftsmanship to the struggle for survival through history – along Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad, which is the most important segment of the new trade route that extends from China to Europe, for PASHA Bank which operates in that same region.
Photographs were shot in the provinces of Baku, Gence, Helenendorf-Goykoy of Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, Batumi, Gori, Tsalka, Ahilkelek, Ninotsminda of Georgia, and Kars of Turkey.
Previously, PASHA Bank had reflected the major cities of these 3 neighbouring countries, borders of which are interwoven by affection, peace, and fraternity, through the eyes of the prominent photographer Mustafa Seven and; had introduced these 3 countries to the art-lovers by the “ArTriangle City Stories Photography Exhibit”.