Thursday, August 23, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY: Older KHEVSURETI – “The lost paradise”. By Mariam Amurvelashvili (georgianphotographers.com)


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(georgianphotographers.com) Despite the ongoing democratization and socio-economic changes in Georgia, variety of problems, especially of the mountainous regions, still stay unsettled : economical difficulties, lack of roads and infrastructure, and as a result total migration of the population is the main issue.

The aim of the proposed project is to highlight aforesaid issues in order to raise awareness amongst Georgian and International society and thus draw more attention to these problems and involve this society in problem solving proccess. located 3000 meters high in the mountains near the Georgian – Russian border Khevsureti is one of the highest Regions in Georgia. The region and its inhabitants date back to XIV century. In the last decade economic pressures have been forcing more people from Khevsureti to migrate to the cities.

The road to Khevsureti is closed for many months every year due to snowfall and it’s only open to 4 wheel drive vehicles from May to October.

The project is against devastation of Georgia’s picturesque mountainous regions. Khevsureti is the “lost Paradise” A beautiful place with less population every year. This is very unique place with its own ethic and religious rites. A place which struggles because of economic and social changes in Georgia.

Posts by: Mariam Amurvelashvili

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