Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Exhibition Opening in Tbilisi






Tonight was the opening of my exhibition of my series on Georgian IDPs at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Tbilisi. I am very pleased with the opening night… We had quite a good turnout of people coming to the exhibition and public debate (even Georgian TV was there and did a short interview with me, along with two other film crews – it felt a bit strange and unfamiliar to give interviews about my work), the Georgian deputy minister for IDP affairs, Julia Kharashvili, was present and sparked a lively debate, and there might be a (much larger) follow on exhibition coming out of this… but I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch…

The debate focused – heated at times - on the main issues that IDPs face and which I have blogged on before: unresolved territorial issues, financial assistance issues/issues of compensation and the safety of those returning to their native regions… plenty of “meat” for a follow on project…

2 comments:

blind-dumb-deaf said...

Uwe, my heartfelt and the warmest congratulations!!! You should get used to give interviews since you`ve started to become not only gifted photographer, but well-known gifted photographer)

Holger und Kerstin said...

this might just be where the knot bursts for you.