Patrick Bienert - East End Of Europe
In ‘East End of Europe’, German photographer Patrick Bienert travels to Georgia and its capital city of Tbilisi, in search of its identity. Situated at the point where Europe meets Asia, this captivating region holds a rich and unique history, yet still seems somewhat lost in the present. Here, on the fringes of Europe, the Soviet era still casts a long shadow. The formidable faces Bienert encounters are full of pride and archaic beauty, yet every demeanour and gaze seems haunted by a fleeting sense futility. Crumbling Soviet concrete monuments and housing blocks are contrasted with portraits of young women and youths, rugged landscapes and elderly visages.
|164 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English|