3 weeks ago
New on burn: jake borden (@jakeborden
) presents 'in ruins – displaced georgians in tbilisi.' this essay was shortlisted for the 2018 fujifilm/young talent award as part of burn magazine's annual emerging photographer fund.
he writes, "on the outskirts of georgia’s capital, tblisi, an abandoned military hospital from the bygone soviet era serves as a refuge to some one hundred and fifty families unable to find jobs and affordable housing. tweny-five years after the fall of the soviet unions, the occupants represent a fraction of the nearly quarter million internally displaced people inside georgia, who in 1993 were forced from their homes during government clashes with russian backed separatists in abkhazia and south ossetia.
local government pays little attention to the building, and when they do it’s to cut off electricity and water which residents have diverted through a jerry-rigged lattice of wires and pipes. two decades after the conflict, many hold out hope that they will one day be able to return to their homeland and reunite with long lost family members." to see the rest of this essay, click the link in bio.