A fascinating new exhibition has gone on show in Tbilisi, Georgia that highlights the position of girls within the nation by a number of intimate and compelling photographs taken all through the years by acclaimed photojournalist Daro Sulakauri. In addition to telling the story of numerous folks by images, the exhibition additionally permits guests to Skype the ladies which might be featured within the work, providing a novel take a look at their lives.
“Patterns”, 2009. Picture by Daro Sulakauri
On show at ERTI Gallery till 28 September, the present is named Lechaki (that means The Silk Veil), and depicts the social circumstances of various teams of girls in Georgia. Daro Sulakauri’s first solo present, the pictures have been chosen from a number of completely different initiatives, akin to, “The Black Gold”, a narrative depicting the lives of miners working in harsh circumstances within the metropolis of Chiatura and “Home Divided”, which portrays folks within the areas between South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the place shut and fluctuating borders between Russia and Georgia trigger tensions to run excessive for the folks residing there.
A view of the exhibition in Tbilisi. Picture by ERTI Gallery
“Ladies in Georgia have all the time been the image of holiness and powerful energy, and have all the time carried an necessary position in a household. Daro’s works handle to focus on social issues and lift the notice on the similar time,” mentioned Nino Asanidze, Supervisor of ERTI Gallery.
“Portraits of two girls”, 2005. Picture by Daro Sulakauri
The exhibition harnesses trendy expertise to assist higher inform the tales of the characters portrayed within the photographs. As soon as per week, the gallery organises a Skype name to completely different areas in Georgia, permitting guests (one-by-one for 5 minutes every) the prospect to truly converse to the ladies that seem within the images. The calls are recorded, and could be performed again by different guests all through the subsequent week.
“A Metropolis hung in air”, 2015. Picture by Daro Sulakauri
Different works within the exhibition embody photographs taken from “Disadvantaged of Adolescence” a narrative concerning the conventional observe of underage women being married off in components of rural Georgia, and pictures from “Double Aliens”, a 2013 undertaking that noticed Daro documenting the area of Samtskhe-Javakheti in southern Georgia, the place Georgians and Armenians exist facet by facet however lead separate lives, attending completely different faculties and talking completely different languages.
Extra details about Lechaki is offered on the official ERTI Gallery web site.
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