Postcards from Georgia is a project and a contemporary image of georgian regions and their typical materials. Georgia is a small country that has a big diversity in landscape, mentality and fabrics. The body of work condense one region in one image in their own aesthetic in postcard kind, photographed on a fabric or background. I create my own “postcards” of Georgia in posterformat 100×75 cm & 150×200 cm using the wallpapers. First station were the old city in Tbilisi and from there they are going as a wallpaper around the world.
January 1987. Night. In the mountainous Svaneti (Georgia) collapsed one after another devastating deadly avalanches. Killed about 30 people. Houses razed to the ground. Because of this tragedy, the government decided to give a new home to residents of Svaneti near Tbilisi. 70% Svan expressed a desire to leave their homes, their native land, which are in potential danger of avalanches.
Giorgi, documents the life of the city’s underground party scene of Tbilisi. He is part of the subculture and reflect it from the inside. It is the focus of much of his work. The photos from this period show Nebieridze’s closest friends among the fabric of the city and Georgia’s encroaching wilderness.
In present-day Georgia two separate generations live side by side: the aging seniors raised in the Soviet era; and today’s youth, who have grown up with heavy influence from Western culture. The more Georgia’s youth is influenced by the West, the more nostalgic older generations become for their Soviet roots.
On the 26th of December 1991 the Supreme Council made a decision about, the Soviet Union’s collapse. As a result of this, the Soviet Union’s 15 republics, including Georgia appeared to be independent.
With its length of 1,515 kilometres Kura (georgian: Mtkwari) is the longest river in the Caucasus region. It rises in Turkey, crosses Georgia and drains into the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan. With their work “Water without Salt” Arne Piepke and Ingmar Björn Nolting documented their journey along the river in Georgia – along the undefined borders of Asia and Europe. Their photographs tell stories about the daily life, the cultural and ethnical differences along the river and their personal encounters. They met farmers, unemployed people, former refugees, pensioners and an Imam – common people telling them about their life, their stories and dreams along Kura.