OFFSIDE (2012)

OFFSIDE tells the story on the frozen conflict in Nagorno Karabakh from the perspective of two football teams: the Azeri team FK Qarabag Agdam and the Armenian team FK Karabakh Stepanakert. OFFSIDE reveals the current situation through the eyes of six people; each one connected to the respective football teams – exemplary for the daily lives of players and coaches, fighters and refugees, sons and daughters, wives and widows.  


The book OFFSIDE, football in Exile (ISBN: 978-90-818876-0-1) is a project by writer Arthur Huizinga and myself, produced by Paradox and designed by Kummer&Hermann. The project was presented at the Noorderlicht Gallery in Groningen / The Netherlands in 2012 and it has been exhibited at the Zoom Photofestival in Chicoutimi / Canada (2012) and the First Beijing Photo Biennial in China (2013). OFFSIDE received a nomination in the Dutch Picture of the Year award (2009) and the Canon Price for innovative photography projects (2012)



OFFSIDE trailer





OFFSIDE exhibition



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