‘Life along the Line’ – Portraits from the ABL ...

 

This was my first major photography exhibition which opened at the Tiflis Avenue Art Gallery in Tbilisi, Georgia starting on the 21st of September 2012. The ‘line’ in the exhibition title refers to the ‘Administrative Boundary Line’ (ABL), that divides communities in the disputed territories of South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Georgia.

 I am currently employed as a monitor for the EUMM (European Monitoring Mission in Georgia) working from the field office in Gori. I am fortunate enough to meet the people who live and work in these regions on a daily basis and their resilience and fortitude is an inspiration. The harsh environment of the Southern Caucasus’s is not an easy place to live in but these people struggle on year after year raising their families and tending the land in time honoured traditional methods. I hope the exhibition gives a small glimpse into the lives of some of the people I have met during my time here.

I will continue to photograph life on the ABL during my deployment and show the best of my work on this website. Click here to view the images featured in the exhibition:  'Life along the Line' 

 

The exhibition has now finished it's tour of Georgia and we are hoping to take it to Brussels in the New Year so watch this space!!



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