About the Print
“Two ladies asked me to cut the rooster head they brought for sacrifice. I refused…” – Yuri Mechitov. This picture was shot on Virgin Mary assumption day August 1994 at 6:00 in the morning in Kakheti near the Georgian village of Tsnori.
About the Artist
Perhaps Georgia’s most well-known photographer, Yuri Mechitov is responsible for taking several of the most iconic images of Georgian society. During Soviet times, Mechitov was friends with several of the USSR’s most famous film directors and actors, including Sergei Parajanov, granting him unparalleled access to these figures lives. As a result, Mechitov has an impressive collection of celebrity portraiture. However, Yuri’s portfolio is far more expansive. Having spent several decades photographing Georgian society, Mechitov is perhaps the most well-known Georgian photographer working in the field today.
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Fotografia guarantees the authenticity of our limited edition photographic art. Our limited edition prints are signed, titled, and numbered by hand by the artist. Each piece of artwork is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist which attests to the quality of the print. The certificate also contains information about the format, edition number, and a date of the print.
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