After the Russo-Georgian War of 2008, one hundred and twenty-eight thousand Georgians were forced to leave South Ossetia, which had become a puppet state dependent on Russia. Some of them found she
lter in a long-term refugee camp on the outskirts of the city of Gori. On a clear day, the buildings of the Ossetian village they were expelled from can be seen from the camp. In 2013, president Mikheil Saakashvili was ousted and all his personal projects of accelerated change in Georgia were put on hold. Facade-like modernization covered the greatest number of political prisoners in entire post-soviet region. The series of images traces the abandoned dream of a man with almost unlimited power in his country. Gori, Georgia. 2013.
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