CHILDHOOD FOR EVERY CHILD

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The project under the theme “Pre-school Education Is My Right” is a collaborative one between Social Photography Caucasus Foundation with children and youth fund of Georgia funded by EWMI G-PAC. The idea is to show shortcomings within the inclusive reform for the education sector when it comes to preschool education for children with speech and hearing disabilities. Since the reform was introduces (2009) special schools where abolished and children with speech and hearing disabilities, especially the once from outside of Tbilisi, where forced to stay home. Continue Reading

53/3 BY ELTONO ZESTAFONI FERROALLOY MURAL

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“Visual Music” 53/3 by Eltono in Zestafoni, Georgia took place from 14-18 th of October, 2013. It was the experimental based on strictly atmospheric noise randomness. The artist has created 53 abstract geometric figures in 8 different color range, also based on randomness.

The project was funded by Zestafoni FerroAlloy plant (www.gaalloys.com) and curated by two local independent artists: Tamara Bokuchava (Social Photography Caucasus Foundation) and Nini Palavandishvili ( Geoair Archidrome ) with invited French urban space artist Eltono. Continue Reading

ART ACTIVE 2013 – THE URBAN ART FESTIVAL

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The urban art festival “Art Active” is the first of its type in Georgia. It is part of the EU cultural factory project funded by EU, administered by “Internews Georgia” and organized by two local curators; Nini Palavandishvili (GeoAIR), Tamara Bokuchava (Social photography Caucasus foundation).

The urban art takes inspiration from many countries of Europe and addresses directly and immediately the general public of any segment of audience, especially youth.  Events meant to propose the best samples of street art from different countries of Europe, and show how dialogue and shared good feelings are possible beyond linguistic and cultural diversity.

Activities in the framework of the festival where based on urban community art tools and meant to integrate local community especially youth in transforming their urban space by giving new definition to it.
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HERRI IXILEAN – IN THE QUIET COUNTRY

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The Basque Country occupies territories that are divided between two states, the north of Spain and the south of France. Although they share a very important part of their culture, there is a big difference and significant distance between these two neighboring realities: what in Euskera, the Basque language, is termed Hegoalde (The Southern Basque Country) and Iparralde /The northern Basque Country).

Jon Cazenave is a young photographer born in San Sebastian (the southern Basque Country): “Some time ago I visited Bayonne and came to a street whose name was Chemin de Cazenave. That was when the idea came to me of tracking the origins of my surname and family”. Jon has developed a project based on a journey, in a quest for information about places, subjects and historical events associated with his surname. The interest lies not only in the discovery of the origins, but in the searching process in Iparralde…starting out from Hegoalde. Continue Reading

HOMEFRONT BY ROBERT GO / KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2013

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Robert Go is a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia, but over the past two decades he has also lived and worked in the US and in various parts of Asia. As a photojournalist and documentary photographer, he has covered conflict, natural disasters and social issues through his images.

In addition to working with contemporary http://portageparkdistrict.org photographic media, Robert has also specialised in wet-plate collodion, the second major photographic technique invented by man. His focus is on making modern images, and in particular portraits, using this ancient technique.

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TOLERANTIA – The Photo Exhibition / Religion

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From February 2012 till November 2012, Social Photography Caucasus Foundation has worked on project “Tolerantia” under its main theme “more civism – less cynicism” in the framework of arts for advocacy grant program with EWMI’s policy, advocacy, and civil society development in Georgia (G-PAC). The exhibition curated by Tamara Bokuchava, Social Photography Caucasus Foundation has pleasure to present photographs of religious and sexual minorities in Georgia complimented by the video installation, which consists series of social TV spots and 30 min. interview/reportage of persons actively involved in tolerance, minority matters and social coherence in Georgia. Continue Reading

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