Marco Barbieri

Marco Barbieri is a photographer of Italian/Czech origins based in London. An avid traveler and observer, he tries to document unexpected realities and apply a highly compositional style to daily scenes. He has an interest in places where religion and politics play important roles in people lives. He is keen to understand how these forces affect the daily routine of the population and how, at the same time, life inevitably tends to go on as usual. Today we look at his series What the West Forgets.

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What the West Forgets

Nagorno-Karabakh is a “De Facto” Republic located in South Caucasus. It has a president, a parliament, a capital and an army, but it’s only recognised by 3 nations and contended between Armenia and Azerbaijan. On Google maps the only sign of this country’s existence is its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Technically it’s an inactive war zone. Marco Barbieri traveled to Nagorno-Karabakh and assisted the celebrations for the anniversary of their independence. He met the inhabitants, visited borders and the cities bombed during the 1994 war with Azerbaijan. This essay documents a journey through Armenia to a place that technically does not exist.

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To see more of Marco’s work, please visit his website.



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Amy Elkins
Photographer / Co-founder and Co-Curator of Women in Photography
Women in Photography
Los Angeles, California


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Amy Elkins is a photographer and the co-founder/co-curator of the website Women In Photography. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including The High Museum in Atlanta, GA; Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria; and The North Carolina Museum of Art among others.

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