THE PUBLIC BATH photo series (2018)
It like a slap, piercing your nose as soon as you enter. It is a heavy and muggy smell that 11 families, living in a former public bath, have been struggling every day with for decades. The bath #59 in Lokbatan's Puta settlement, a suburb of the capital, is home to about 60 people hailing from various Nagorno Karabakh villages — Fuzuli, Aghdam, Gubadli, and Lachin. There are three generations in total, with children who were born in displacement, only knowing the crammed concrete rooms of the hammam. There is a sewage pipe sneaking across the rooms.