Beauty of fa­ther­hood through pho­to­graphs

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

RA photo ex­hi­bi­tion "Beau­ti­ful Fa­ther­hood" has opened in the Art Tower Gallery on De­cem­ber 4, Trend Life re­ported.

The photo project of­fers a look at the world of two men - a three­week baby and his fa­ther, who is only 20 years old.

As the Rus­sian pho­tog­ra­pher Maria Las told Trend Life, the ex­hi­bi­tion was orig­i­nally de­signed as an art project, but in Baku the project be­came so­cial.

"I like very much that the project re­ceived this so­cial ori­en­ta­tion. It was not ex­actly a project about a young fa­ther, but rather about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween fa­ther and son, from the first meet­ing, when the fa­ther sees his kid, lack of un­der­stand­ing and un­con­scious­ness, and be­fore ac­cept­ing the baby and rec­og­niz­ing a spe­cific to­tal joy," said Las.

Ac­cord­ing to Aga­yar Hasanov, this is his sec­ond col­lab­o­ra­tion with pho­tog­ra­pher Maria Las.

The shoot­ing of the Beau­ti­ful Fa­ther­hood project took place in Moscow. Its main task is to show how won­der­ful be­ing a young dad is, how much emo­tion pa­ter­nity brings. Of­ten we see more pho­tos of moth­ers with kids, and fa­thers, why they are shy and do not show pho­tos with their kids.

"We also call on fa­thers to take care of their kids, not to aban­don them, to be al­ways close and to sup­port them," Hasanov said.

De­spite the fact that Aga­yar Hasanov is a pro­fes­sional model, he had some dif­fi­cul­ties in work­ing on this project.

"You know, it’s still nor­mal to keep the baby in your hands, but I needed to pose and por­tray emo­tions. Of course, I was wor­ried about the kid," he added.

The or­ga­nizer of the shoot­ing, Ju­lia Tor­res, notes that for her it is not just a project, but a real story: "For me, this is not a project - this is a real story, my life, my feel­ings and dreams, like all women."

Tor­res em­pha­sizes that the choice of model for the project was ob­vi­ous.

"Since this is not our first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Aga­yar Hasanov and we like his pro­fes­sion­al­ism, we knew that only he would cope with this com­plex task", she said.

The project may later be pre­sented in other coun­tries.

"We de­cided to present it first in Azer­bai­jan, but we con­sider the project as in­ter­na­tional. Af­ter Baku, we are wait­ing for in­vi­ta­tions from gal­leries from other coun­tries, and we will pro­mote our project in ev­ery way," she said.

Show­ing amaz­ing, in­valu­able mo­ments, the au­thors of the project pro­claim: to be a dad at 20 means to be in trend!

The event is sup­ported by the Arts Coun­cil Azer­bai­jan.

Arts Coun­cil Azer­bai­jan is an in­ter­na­tional and in­de­pen­dent art plat­form. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is the head of the In­ter­na­tional Arts Coun­cil Net­work op­er­at­ing in dif­fer­ent coun­tries around the world. It was cre­ated by Dadash Mam­madov in 2006.

The main pur­pose of the or­ga­ni­za­tion is to pro­mote Azer­bai­jani cul­ture and art.

Many projects have been op­er­at­ing for many years un­der the aus­pices of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Among them are Art Gazette, Pro­duc­tion Stu­dio, Azer­bai­jan An­i­ma­tion Mu­seum named af­ter Nazim Mam­madov, Art School Draw­ing School, "Un­der open air" plein air, Art Res­i­dence, and Youth Net­work.

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