About the Print
“Small town Kazreti is well known for the gold mine, that is polluting nearby rivers and leads to increase of oncological diseases. The residents rarely have access to healthcare. The building on which I concentrate, shelters people who are considered to be below poverty. I thought how to talk visually about the issues inhabitants of the building have? How to put a problem in a single image so that the image itself spoke and not in a documentary story telling style?
I decided to use different advertisement banners; images we see everyday, everywhere that sell dreams of unachievable happiness. Those advertisements represent opposites of the social problems that residents have. By combining them with documentary photographs I want to emphasize not only the social conditions of the inhabitants but also values we are told to aspire to.”
About the Artist
Anka Gujabidze is documentary photographer, born in Tbilisi, 1987,Georgia. In 2010 she graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, Animation. In 2011-2013 she earned M.A. in Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Gent, Belgium.
In June of 2010, Anka Gujabidze was selected as a Photographer of the month by Toscana Photographic Workshop (Toscana, Italy). In the same year, she received the Third Prize for the photo series “Waiting for the Golden Fish” awarded at the Photo Contest Kolga exhibition (Tbilisi, Georgia)
In 2013 Anka’s work was shortlisted by the Photo Awards Academy, Netherlands, for best photo book (Hague, Netherlands). In December 2014, Anka Gujabidze was Listed for Magnum Emergency Fund. In the same year Anka hosted a personal exhibition. Since 2015 Anka Gujabidze has been the co-founder and a member of Documentary photo agency- ERROR IMAGES.
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