Until recently pigeon keeping was a popular pastime in the Azerbaijani capital and its nearby villages; there’s even an iconic local breed of pigeon called the Baku Tumbler which is renowned for its flying abilities. Typically soaring so high as to disappear from sight, it remains in the air for up to eight hours, from time to time clicking its wings and performing acrobatic rolls. 

Baku-born photographer Ilkin Yagubov has been exploring this fascinating yet fading subculture for the last seven years. For the full article, see The Hidden World of Baku's Pigeon Fanciers in the Autumn 2018 issue of Visions.