China in Pictures of Georgian Photographer
07 June, 2012
China in Pictures of Georgian Photographer

Eye-Catching exhibition in National Gallery

On May 30, an eye-catching exhibition “China by Georgian Eyes” opened at Georgian National Museum. The author is Ramaz Bluashvili, an amateur photographer who has traveled all around the world but China has made unparalleled impact on him. The exhibition, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations between Georgia and China, is targeted to promote links and friendship between the two countries.

Currently, Ramaz works at the Georgian Public Broadcaster. His hobby

has turned into a profession as he already has a 18-year experience of depicting beauty.  He visited China last year as a member of the delegation of Georgian Public Broadcaster, organized by the Chinese embassy in Georgia.
Every invited guest was presented with a CD of his 100 photos and a film called “Astounding China”, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the bilateral relations. The photo and video materials feature landscapes, portraits, culture, also tell stories about Chinese people, varieties and events of everyday life taken in China. In these photos Ramaz Bluashvili strived to present the People’s Republic of China as he saw it first time. A series of children is worth to mention. He visited four provinces: Beijing, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Sichuan, representing southern, eastern, and northern parts of this huge state.  The representatives of the embassy liked it very much and gladly organized the exhibition.
Out of 5000 photos 90 best ones have been selected with joint efforts. “We have chosen those photos in which there are various themes –social conditions, developed China, antique China and Children. A series of children is called “China’s Future. “ Here one can see an ultramodern mega polis, as well as antique China. Mao’s Mausoleum, Forbidden City, Modern city, Tibet village, Beijing centre, sky-scrapers, traditional architecture and many others are exposed.  Among numerous portraits one’s eye is caught by Panda, who is the ancient resident of China. He is so much cherished by the locals that one who shoots him is punished to death. However, a gigantic panda that resides only in China, is on the verge of extermination. One can also see at the exhibition a wonderful grandiose Chinese temple named after Libing. 
As a result of this visit, Ramaz Bluashvili together with Mikheil Cherkezia, shot a documentary film “Astounding China”. The cameraman is Giorgi Babilodze. The film starts by depicting how a day for millions of Chinese starts – on the example of one of the parks of Peking where they gather at dawn and refer to meditation. Their morning exercises are held on the background of music and mesmerizing aroma of fragrant flowers. They have used these exercises as a means of prevention from a number of diseases within millennia. They are mainly the elderly, while the young and the middle aged haste to their offices that normally start at 8 a.m. Being late even for few minutes is reflected on reduction of salaries, while arriving late for three unpardonable times means losing a job. One can hardly find an idle man in China that is considered to be a great shame. A Chinese person is very hard-working by nature.  Then there is a supposition that only such hard-working people could possibly build one of the most tremendous marvels of the world  – Great Wall of China, the length of which is almost the same as the distance between Tbilisi and New York. (8852 kms – greatest architectural monument of the world.) As the movie tells us, the construction works started twenty-four centuries ago and initially, almost million people were involved in its process. Its main purpose was to protect the country from the attacks of the Northern tribes as well as to preserve the identity. Limestone and sticky rice porridge were used as construction materials. The work was not finished until the 17th century. It also served as a reliable shelter for trade caravans including those commuting on Silk Road. One of the branches of the big road was connected with Georgia.
Notably, Georgia for many Chinese is associated with Georgian wine. They are unanimous in its approving and assume that in the near future China will become its number one importer. A lot of people are aware of the name of Stalin too and know that he was the co-fighter of Mao and therefore, respect him. China was one of the first countries opening embassy in Georgia. The links are being strengthened, which is backed by the direct flights that open the opportunity to restore Silk Road between two countries – as mentioned in the film. If China was a poor state until 1970, it showed a lightning growth in the next 30 years and now is the second strongest economy in the world.  The movie also depicts one of the most important achievements of the Chinese people – china or porcelain that is really unique in its motherland, though in the 19th century its technology became known for the rest of the world. The film ends with one phrase that approximately reads so: everything is unforgettable in China – architecture, economy, history, but the most wonderful is a Chinese person – a hard-working, talented and kind. You would really want to visit the country after you  see this exhibition and watch this movie.      
The photo-exhibition at Georgian National Gallery is scheduled to last till June 7.

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