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Rebuilding Lives in Former Soviet Lands.

Haunting, beautiful, evocative. Check out some of photographer Bruce Haley’s photos from his book Sunder, a project that began during his time in Karabagh.

In 1994, on the last day of a month long stay at the only hotel in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the photographer Bruce Haley took a picture of a woman he had come to know as “Mama.” Over the course of his visit, Mama brought him breakfast every day. The two became friends, but she refused to be photographed. When Mr. Haley visited her to say goodbye, though, she let him take her picture under one condition: that he permit her to hold an image of her dead son.


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