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NACHKLANG – Georgia one year after the war

I have been visiting Georgia during the Russian-Georgian war in August 2008 when I have been photographing in particular the situation of internally displaced people during that time.

Now, one year after the war, I have been revisiting Georgia and the places that I have been photographing a year ago. Through a series of decidedly allegorical and metaphorical composites I am attempting to highlight the situation in Georgia as it represents itself to me now: a country still marred by the repercussions and after-effects of the war, a country more than ever torn between denied access to the west and a territorial integrity in tatters, and its people being left with a broken democracy. A Georgia more than ever in limbo.

My concept is to create composites consisting of one image taken in August 2008 and one image taken a year later at the same location, and – in a sense - by combining the two images and collapsing them into one frame, stripping off the dimension of time and leaving the continuum of space: so much has changed and yet so little.

My aim is not to create one “seamless” composite image but one that is clearly and visibly a combined image, the photographic equivalent of a Brecht epic theatre piece, a disturbance to the viewer.

Uwe Schober, Tbilisi, August 2009.


About the Author

Uwe Schober
rupertbeagle Frankfurt, Germany
freelance photographer based in Germany and the Ukraine.

Publish Date  August 25, 2009

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  64 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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