Rena Effendi is an award-winning documentary photographer, whose early work focused on the human cost of oil. As a result, she followed an oil pipeline through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work was published in 2009 in "Pipe Dreams: A chronicle of lives along the pipeline". Effendi is a frequent contributor to the National Geographic magazine, and has worked on assignments for the New Yorker, New York Times, TIME and many others. Rena Effendi’s work has been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet twice in 2011 and 2019. Recipient of many international awards, such as the Prince Claus Fund Award for Culture and Development, World Press Photo, Getty Images Editorial Grant, Alexia Foundation Grant, her work has been exhibited worldwide at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Istanbul Modern and the 52nd Venice Biennial.