Tomorrow Belongs To Me: Post-Soviet Petrostate of Azerbaijan

Amanda Rivkin

“Tomorrow Belongs to Me” is an exploration of life 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union in Azerbaijan and 17 years after “the contract of the century” to build the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline delivering Caspian crude to the West via the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan was signed. Part fantasia and part broken dreams, the post-Soviet petrostate of Azerbaijan is a case study in the broken promises of political transition and the enduring nature of political circumstance, the security apparatus and the persistence of culture.

Amit Chakravarty has made his passion into a career. His photographic journey is very personal, and is his life. He documents his feelings and environment, which is in an ever-evolving state, it’s very much a journey. Whilst he does editorial shoot for a living, his personal projects are normally where his roots are.

Major milestones in his carrier till date has been getting an award in Ramanath Goenka Photo contest in India – 2006,followed by an exhibition in Pingyao International Photography Festival in china – 2008 , screening of photographs at Kalaghoda Festival in Mumbai-2009, Delhi Photo Festival in India- 2011, screening at Bursa Photo Festival in Turkey-2011 and Open show in Mumbai – 2012.