29 June 2006

Gia Chkhatarashvili at Goethe Institute Tbilisi

Photo: Gia Chkhatarashvili/ Goethe Institute Tbilisi

Thanks to the Goethe Institute Tbilisi and to its chief Uwe Rieken a wonderful photo project of the Georgian photographer Gia Chkhatarashvili on Georgian expats living in Germany was opened this afternoon. Some of the Georgians in Germany are famous, some living more or less ordinary lifes, but behind all of them are standing unordinary histories and biographies. Khvelas Kartvelebs Germaniaschi Gaumardschoss ! Gia Chkhatarishvili is today one of the best known Georgian photographers and got famous for his documentary photos of "Ushguli: A village at the Crossroads" Winner of Fiftycrows 2004.

The exhibition goes through July,29th.

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