An ethnic Armenian fighter carries Kalashnikov machine guns to his comrade-in-arms at Martakert province in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Monday, April 4, 2016. (Photo by Vahan Stepanyan/PAN Photo via AP Photo)
Roman Amoyan of Armenia, bottom, and Elman Mukhtarov of Azerbaijan compete in the the Men's wrestling, 59kg Greco-Roman Bronze Medal event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
The Azerbaijan-based artist’s mixed-media installations include pieces entitled “Looking at two cities from one point of view”, “Plastik portret” and “Crisis haha”. Alakbarov carefully positions multicolored acrylic planes, packaging materials, and other objects of assorted shapes and then projects light upon then to create shadow images of beautiful beaches, cities, people, and even words.