Free Media Awards
Aziz Karimov - Azerbaijan
Aziz Karimov works as a documentary photographer. His works have been widely published, e.g. by the Associated Press, Reuters and the Los Angeles Times.
Aziz Karimov has been photographing and documenting political protests in Azerbaijan since 2013. In his photo studies he also looks at social problems in Azerbaijani regions. The Azerbaijani government has repeatedly attempted to restrict his work and keep him away from local and international events. Despite the strict control of the media and individual threats, Aziz Karimov continues to document volatile political and social issues.