Reza Deghati, Shares Photos of the Khudaferin Bridge
World-renowned National Geographic photojournalist, French photographer of Azerbaijani origin, Reza Deghati, visited the liberated city of Jabrayil.
According to Azerbaijan in Focus, the photojournalist, who shared photos from Khudafarin’s bridge on his Instagram account, said:
Jabrayil district, Azerbaijan, October 2020
The Silk Road, routes of commerce creating links between Europe an Asia inspired stories, legends and fantasies written by orientalist in Europe and poets in Persia, the Turkic world and China.
The Kudafarin bridges are two historical bridges from the 13th century used during the silk road to cross the Aras river the actual natural border between Azerbaijan and Iran.
From 1993 to October 2020, Jabrayil district was occupied by Armenian forces that abandoned these bridges. Since October 18th, the Azerbaijani forces took back control of the region and of these historical and symbolic monuments.
I was in Azerbaijan looking at the beautiful ancient Khudafarin bridges following their line my eyes crossed the Aras river and reached to Iran a country I haven’t been to since the day I left in 1981.
In Jabrayil, families will be able to see the land they come from for the first time in 27 years.