Baku is no stranger to crossroads…

BakuArchitectureThe Azerbaijani capital was on the Silk Road, and now the ancient city is at a new junction: deciding its visual identity. Baku’s juxtaposed ancient and contemporary architecture reflects Azerbaijan’s drive to become a modern European country without forgetting its past. Christopher Mendoza ’17 saw this firsthand while studying abroad in Baku. His photo collage “Bina”—building in Azerbaijani— explore this cultural question.

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