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Jonas Bendiksen
In Soviet days, Abkhazia was one of the USSR's premier beach resorts, attracting the most well-connected apparatchiks and quota-fulfilling factory directors to a coastline known as the Riviera of the Caucasus. Lying in the northwest corner of the former Soviet republic of Georgia on a mountainous stretch of Black Sea coastline, it is the homeland of about 100,000 ethnic Abkhaz.

Just as Georgia seceded from the Soviet Union during the Soviet collapse, Abkhazia broke away from Georgia itself in 1992. The two parties fought a brief but very bloody war, in which more than 10,000 people were killed....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Although Abkhazia is isolated,...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Babushka "Tanya," an elderly...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Boys playing on a pier.

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Babushka Tanya's run down apartment....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Gagra. 2005. People sailing out on the Black...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Babushka Tanya's run down apartment....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. A girl steps over a puddle surrounded...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Babushka Tanya in front her...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Gagra. 2005. A Russian tourist girl in a Soviet-era...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Gagra 2005. Checking in at the Soviet-era...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Babushka Tanya's run down apartment....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. A boy dives off an abandoned...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. An abandoned crane doubles as...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. A residential area of Sukhum....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Damaged apartment building on...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Pitsunda. 2005. This prime beach resort town...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. A stuffed bear shows his fangs while...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. With its lush Black Sea location, Abkhazia...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Two men taking an evening stroll...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. An abandoned crane doubles as...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Half-abandoned apartment building....

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. The damaged "People's Assembly...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. A man with Tuberculosis. Abkhazia has...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. With its lush Black Sea location, Abkhazia...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Kids playing outside an apartmnet...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Damaged housing block.

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Freight vessel lies at ancor...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. With its lush Black Sea location, Abkhazia...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005.
Portfolio - Bendiksen, Jonas

2006

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. Sukhum. 2005. Damaged building.

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. A Russian tourist, dressed in a "USSR"...

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GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. A woman hauls her goods across the bridge...
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