Georgia reflected in the photos of Thomas Dworzak
29 September, 2018
Georgia reflected in the photos of Thomas Dworzak
Thomas Dworzak is a German photojournalist. He is a member of Magnum photos (an international photographic cooperative). One day he got bored of everything and decided to be a photographer. The main driving force for his photography was looking for war, going in war.
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Protesters in front of the parliament of Georgia supporting Chechen leader Dzhokhar Dudayev

Even though, there was stability and peace in Germany, shadow of war was always with the photographer. His ancestors were refugees from Czechoslovakia. People
were afraid of beginning the third world war. At first, he went to live in Moscow.
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Book shop in the street. Two in the right written by the former president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze

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Nino Ramishvili, wife of Iliko Sukhishvili. These two are founders of the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet

In 1993, he happened to arrive in Abkhazia whilst his travel to the Caucasus. At that time, there was a war going on in the region. He also visited Tbilisi and other parts of Georgia. Impressions in Georgia moved him and his plan to stay here for months extended to years.
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Portraits of Stalin and other communist leaders used to hang in nearly every family at the time

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During the civil war in Georgia, tanks moving in the Rustaveli avenue was a usual sight

Conditions were difficult in Georgia. Criminality, war, poverty, no electricity were just some of the problems in the 90s. But the hospitality of Georgians made him feel at home. The intensity of war and the curiosity to witness war with his own eyes is another driving force for Thomas.
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Workers sitting in front of the billboard, propagating the Soviet ideas

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Supporters of the first president of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia

“I like the fact that I am not in control, that the photographs are what happens, rather than the result only of the decision I make. You could say that’s the downside of photography, but it’s also why it is magic. ”
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Cinema Apolo in the current Aghmashenebeli avenue

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Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/LITERART9/

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