• Shepherd on horseback. Xinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June 2006
  • Family on a porch of their house. The houses in Xinaliq are built with the river stone as this is the easiest construction material to be found nearby. The old road to Xinaliq lead across several mountain rivers that become full and impossible to cross in fall and winter seasons. Access to the village in these seasons was blocked until a new road and bridges were built for the President's visit in late summer in 2006. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. June 2006
  • Sisters in law and carpet weavers at home. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. June 2006
  • Mother and daughter inside a baking room. Xinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Boy standing next to Motal - traditional cheese matured in sheepskin and hung to dry. Xinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Sisters in law at home. Almost everyone in the village is related as marriage to outsiders is frowned upon. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. 2006
  • Zulfiya with her little brother at home. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. 2006
  • Old men playing domino at the Culture Club. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Woman holding a crying baby. The village has an intermittent supply of electricity, there is no water, sewage or gas supply. Women fetch water from springs and burn cow dung to cook. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. 2006
  • View of the village. Xinaliq, Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Village kids near the parsley orchards. It is impossible to plant vegetables in Xinaliq due to lack of soil in the hard mountain ground. The villagers have to import the vegetables from the city of Guba. Xinaliq. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Children playing in the hills surrounding the village. At the height of over 2,300 meters, Xinaliq is located above the tree line. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Postman's daughter, 21 year old Yegana Malayeva in her father's house. Xinaliq village, Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Toddler on a dowry chest. Xinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Family on the porch of their house. A front courtyard of one house is usually a roof of another. The village is built into a mountain, the houses forming steps to the top. Xinaliq Village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Boy with green eyes. The villagers often adorn the walls of their homes with bright colored kitschy posters of pop stars and chocolate box landscapes. Xinaliq Village, Azerbiajan. June, 2006
  • Lamp made of a goat's head. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. 2006
  • Children playing with a black puppy at the edge of the village. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. 2006
  • Village kids. Xinaliq, Azerbaijan. June, 2006
  • Woman baking bread in a traditional
  • Ziber Bagirov with his grandsons in Xinaliq's oldest house of Nikolay's times. Xinaliq village. Azerbaijan. June, 2006