Politik, Kultur, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Internet und andere Aspekte über den Süd-Kaukasus // Politic, Culture, History, Economy, Internet And Other Aspects About South-Caucasus // Re-Blogged & Posted By Ralph Hälbig
Monday, June 03, 2013
BLOG: An Interview With The Photographer George Nebieridze (dreck-magazine.co.uk)
How is it living in Tbilisi , Georgia for you? What do you like and dislike about it?
I feel alienated most of the time, having doubts in people’s honesty and friendship. It’s a city that had to be astonishingly beautiful and full of sunny smiles, but for unknown reasons it just isn’t. Of course there are things I like and love about it, a great mix of ethnicities and cultures for instance, reflected on every single corner of the town. I’d say: It’s a nice place to visit, but not to live.
I don’t know if the state is doing anything for young artists, but so much great photography is coming from your country lately? How do you explain this?
Do they have to do something for that?! I don’t think so. It’s 21st century everything is shared on the net.. Well yeah there are some high-budget contests and exhibitions, but I don’t know how that may reflect on the photography level. I’m not really into Georgian photography, to be honest. I know only several people making good snaps and most of them have been, or still do live abroad.
Did you expect all the attention when you started photographing and uploading stuff?
I didn’t and I still don’t. Making photographs is something else for me. I have to admit, photography is the thing I do for a living now, but I started all this just to document some stuff, my personal reality, moments I just want myself to remember.
What do you most enjoy photographing?
It depends, I think I have experience in most genres of photography, I’d describe myself as a variable and inconstant person, so there are days I have a desire of some tender, sweet and smooth photos, but most of the time I enjoy making rough-spirited, wild, violent and bloody images. I rarely stage photos.
What about you own magazine? Why did you start it? What’s the spirit?
CZE Magazine is my experiment of examining myself. How I am able to have skills of collecting and arranging stuff by particular themes. It’s a good way I think. I also love contacting people and by featuring their work making them slightly happier. It’s a project that I think one day will become something bigger and include people from all over the globe.
I saw lots of surroundings and lots of portraits. How do people influence surroundings and most of all how do surroundings influence people?
It’s impossible for me to shoot a portrait, not having anything surrounding it. I never get satisfied just by making a photograph of a body part, even a white paper on a background is a surrounding and adds its own spirit to a portrait. The huge part of my attraction is a background in people’s expressions, what do they do, where do they come from or who they want to be. I love watching people act. We all do that, we act different in every other place we’re in. I hate lifeless art and photography, even in some very abstract and surreal photos I try to show myself, I never get tired of saying that, every photo I make is a self-portrait, so even on a photo of a blank wall I try to discover something alive.
Frontline Georgia is a media club that aims to serve as a politically-neutral venue for journalists, public officials, students, intellectuals come together in a dialogue over media, social, political and cultural issues important for Georgia and the region. Frontline Georgia holds panel discussions, screenings, exhibitions, conferences and master classes.
Frontline Georgia’s mission is to contribute to quality journalism and exchange of views. Its Events Program will bring together the key players and thinkers in politics and the media and give a member an opportunity not only to hear from experts but to ask questions and contribute to the discussion in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
While there are other meeting places for important public discussions, Frontline Georgia is among the very few, where people from different ideological and political camps meet together. This neutrality has been one of the biggest achievements of the club, which operates in Georgia’s highly politicized and polarized social and media environment.
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platform for Georgian photographers
(georgianphotographers.com) Launched on July 11, 2012, georgianphotographers.com was created with the intent of providing a digital platform for Georgian photographers.
georgianphotographers.com is an evolving digital space that will change and grow over time, with additional content and collaboration with established photographers.
The website will initially establish itself as a platform to promote Georgian Photography, and within a few month it will become an agency for Georgian photographers.
As the digital web continues to expand at an accelerating rate, our primary weapon against this digital cacophony at Georgianphotographers.com is quality. Our aim is to bring powerful imagery and, upon request, creating wider context by accompanying our photos with text.
Our photographers are based in Georgia and around the world. They have experience of shooting in different countries and in a multitude of environments.
Each photographer brings with them their own style, specialism and interest. Their images have been featured in various local and international publications such as Wall Street Journal, Sunday Telegraph, Reuters, Prospect Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times Lens Blog, Bloomberg News, Icon Magazine (UK), The Financial Times Deutchland, Politiken (Denmark), The National (UAE), National Geographic, ABC News, NYdailynews, Boston.com, Tskheli Shokoladi Magazine, Liberali Magazine, Mother Jones, Sunday Times, New York Times, Saveur, The Economist, Forbes, Bolshoi Gorod, Vision, B&W etc.
For Journalists and Guests are interesting - also with German Guides
Art House Pona in Georgia, Caucasus is a Guest house and Artist's Residence
Art House Pona is situated in Georgia, Sakartvelo, in the region of Kakheti approximately 160 km East of the capital Tbilisi. By car you need 3- 4 hours. A very beautiful way to come is via the newly reconstructed Gombori Pass.
The house is situated in the wonderful valley of the Kabali River in close distance to the Greater Caucasus Mountain range. It belongs to an village of Ossetian people, called Pona - Khechili and is close to the village of Kabali, where mostly Azerbaijanian people live. All around are villages of Georgian people and of other nationalities. We have a simple comfort with up to 8-10 beds. We can organize Horse ridings and mountain bike tours as well as hiking and visits to the nearby highlights of Kvareli, Lagodekhi, Telavi, Alaverdi, Shuamta and others. We also organize trips to Tusheti or Azerbaijan. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
OAT Gallery and artcafe 144 stairs in Tbilisi
in old tbilisi
under the narikala fortress
- exhibitions and events
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Lohnenswert: Dokumentarfilm von Ruth OlshanWIE LUFT ZUM ATMENist eine Reise in ein kleines Land zwischen Asien und Europa, das zu unrecht zwischen den Grenzen der Kulturen vergessen wird: Georgien, das hier in seiner ganzen Schönheit, seinem Zauber und seiner Vielfältigkeit eingefangen ist. Der Dokumentarfilm von Ruth Olshan entdeckt vor allem die beeindruckende Musik Georgiens, in der die kulturelle Identität seiner Bewohner tief verwurzelt ist. In den fast verloren gegangenen und wieder entdeckten Gesängen und Tänzen, die die UNESCO auf die Liste des Weltkulturerbes gesetzt hat, meint man Stimmen und Lieder aus einer vergangenen Zeit zu hören.
Musik sei für sie so wichtig wie die Luft zum Atmen, erzählt eine Protagonistin im Film und man versteht sie sofort. Ruth Olshans vielschichtiges Porträt eines Landes, seiner Menschen und ihrer Musik zeigt, was das Besondere an der georgischen Musik ist: die Lebendigkeit der Folklore im Alltag, die aufrecht erhaltene Tradition, die in den Texten gespeicherten Mythen, das soziale Erleben der Musik, die regionale Unterschiedlichkeit der Kultur, und die Musiker, die die Musik heute auch in Pop- und Jazzbereiche weiterführen."Großartige Bilder, sympathische Protagonisten und schöne, unvertraute Musik!" (filmdienst)
"Ruth Olshan hat einen sehr feinen Musikfilm gemacht, der einen Ort 90 Minuten zum Klingen bringt" (zitty)
"Eine berückende Hommage an ein Volk, dessen große Kultur durchströmt wird von Gesang" (Rheinischer Merkur)
"Folklore kann ganz schön cool sein!" (Die Welt)
"Ein ‚Hit’ für musikbegeisterte Weltreisende im Kino!" (programmkino.de)
Ruth Olshan in her film portrays musicians who work with different approaches: a male choir searching and cultivating old folk songs in the Caucasus region, a female choir, a school dance company and musicians who enhance Georgian folk music. There is a common denominator that links the diverse protagonists in Olshan’s film: Singing, dancing and music are crucial elements of their lifestyle. Music is as important as “air to breath,” explains the director of the female choir . The subtle camera work discreetly catches moments and spontaneous encounters, showing that the rehearsals and the singing brings moments to these women where they are taken away from their normal course of life. For life in Rustavi, a small town near Tiflis, seems bleak. The industry is dead, the unemployment rate is enormous. You ask yourself how people can live. The choir women’s beauty and positive energy exude an affirmative sign of life, even in mournful moments. Men and women sing and dance both joy and sorrow off their chest. In Georgia, music seems to be omnipresent, almost existential. Even if a young singer does not think folk music is “sexy”, he still gets hooked. It gets under his skin. The film pays tribute to this fascination, vitality, and spiritedness.
Verantwortlich: Ralph Hälbig, Heinzelmannweg 3, 04277 Leipzig, Deutschland, mobil: 01799094675 e-mail: Ralph.Haelbig@mdr.de and Ralph.Haelbig@googlemail.com
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