Life Impressions: Georgia

Pierre Gély-Fort is a photographer and creator of photo books. His emotional photo-series from Georgia provide a glimpse into the daily life of simple folks in Sakartvelo.

You can see his book on blurb.fr

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Chiatura in Photos and Animations by François Beaurain

French photographer François Beaurain visited the small town of Chiatura back in 2014. He brought back the essence of the town, captured in photographs and animations.
“Chiatura is located in western Georgia and is well known for its huge manganese deposit and its extensive cable car network transporting miners and ore up and down the valley. All the infrastucture was built during the soviet times and has been barely refurbished since. Chiatura seems trapped in time, like the workers who are also trapped to their machines, endlessly repeating the same gesture.”
Visit his website to see more works.

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The shepherds of Tusheti

Dmitry Gomberg is a photographer, who devoted five years of his life to the mountains of the Caucasus. He lived among the mountaineers, observed them and became one of them. His journey produced an unforgettable photo stories.
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The couple from Adjara is about to celebrate 76th wedding anniversary

Turmanidze family is the clear example of true love, that withstands the time. 95 year old Khasan and 94 year old Zeqie Turmanidze, are about to celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 20th, 1941. The couple has 162 descendants. They have: 8 children, 37 grandchildren, 86 great-grandchildren and 31 great- great- grandchild.

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Photo by: Maria Che

Zurab from Tusheti

In February of 2014 my Georgian college Giorgi and I were in Tusheti, a remote part of the Georgian Caucasus mountains, to start setting up an avalanche and winter safety program in the area , but also to document the life of the few inhabitants that stay there over the winter. Our host was Zurab, a typical Georgian – hospitable as a host can be, always concerned about our well-being in the cold winter mountain environment, and with a charmingly rough character…and smoking too much. This moment shown here was typical during our stay. While I write down my notes and observations from the day out in the field, Zurab prepares hot water for tea, coffee and food in his simple kitchen, while watching TV (powered by solar) or just watching the time go by, and having his smoke.

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