Photographers Category : Azerbaijan

Lali Binyatova


Relocating to Baku at 16 with her mother, Binyatova mourned the loss of her influential father in Masalli,  her ancestral home, amidst quarantine restrictions. Resigned to her longing, she found solace and purpose behind the lens, immersing herself in storytelling through photography, connecting with long-lost relatives and delving into the mystique of Masalli. Over four years, this project not only captured her heritage but also unveiled a part of herself she had longed to rediscover.

Binyatova, a versatile photographer based in Baku, Azerbaijan, blends personal narratives with social insight to explore the human experience. With a background in cinematography and translation, she brings a unique perspective to her commercial and freelance work, spanning various genres from food to fashion.