VII Mentor Program photographer Amanda Rivkin’s project ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Me’ has been selected for ArchivoZine Spring Issue No. 4: Social Issues Edition. Archivo is a Portuguese arts foundation which will also feature the work in their annual printed publication. 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.

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