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Getting Down to Business

Congratulations to 2013 EF Grantee Mari Batashevski, recently nominated for the first edition of Lausanne’s Prix Elysee for her MF supported work State Business

Launched in 2010, State Business is a long-term project about the commerce of international conflict. Batashevski uses both text and imagery to evince the rationalizations of the business and the information vacuum surrounding it - from point of manufacture to final destination. 

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“Azerbaijan’s defense budget for 2013 was announced to be USD 3.7 billion, an expenditure deliberately designed to dwarf the Armenian state budget…” See more from the project’s chapters here

Katerina Voegtle