Unrecognized Nation, Forgotten War

PhotographerEmanuele Amighetti
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryComo, Italy
Photo Date24 April 2017
Entry Description

Nagorno-Karabakh's young police cadets observe the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day in Stepanakert. Hundreds of people walk to the Genocide Memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame. “All men and women of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic are part of the army, but we cannot say how many soldiers are now operative over the frontline” told me an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stepanakert. One year after the April War a supposed- to-be ordinary life is going on among villages and streets of the Armenia-backed unrecognized nation. All the aspiring republic’s inhabitants clearly remember the destructive violence of the decades-old conflict. Some of them aspire for a resolution. They believe in a better future to live for the next generations.