“New Year’s market at so-called “dezertirebi”. Back in the 1920’s during the war between Georgia and Russia, deserting soldiers came here – to the bazaar – to sell their weapons. Thus the name dezerter (deserter) came and stuck and still stays today. In 1988, it was the only place to buy products and even on New Year’s Eve, market and streets around are overcrowded.”
About the Artist
Guram Tsibakhashvili is one of Georgia’s most important documentary and street photographers. His work spans several decades and has been published and exhibited widely. Guram’s street photography from the 1980’s and 1990’s has provided us with the definitive record of a city in transformation.
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