Natavan Vahabova



Baku-based photographer Natavan Vahabova has distinguished herself in both commercial and artistic realms. After graduating from the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts in Baku, her practice began with graphic design and illustration with a strong focus on photography. A member of the Azerbaijani Union of Photographers since 2004, she is the recipient of various local and international prizes including winning the international ‘My Country in the Eastern Partnership’ photography competition in 2014. Natavan’s artistic practice has been recognized in exhibitions such as the ‘Azerbaijan Through the Lens’ photography competition at the Pall Mall Gallery in London, UK in 2012 and more recently in Yay Gallery’s group exhibition of contemporary photography in Baku in 2018. Her commercial work is highly sought-after and respected – her photography has appeared in Baku, Aile and Passage magazines and she her work was included in the Austrian photo book ‘Children.’ She has done editorial photography for Azerbaijani jewelry house Resm, interior and lifestyle design company Chelebi, fashion label MMMDN (Ma Mère m’a dit Non) and winemaker Savalan, among others. She is currently working on a series of portraiture and using photography to explore Azerbaijani social and domestic life