|Dima, Orlyonok, Sochi Region, 2011|
The first exhibit was The Sochi Project: The Act of War and Tourism in the Caucasus at the CONACT Gallery. The Sochi Project is a collaborative work between photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold van Bruggan, which explores the region of Sochi, Russia. A region full of turbulence and contradictions, is surrounded by conflict zones and impoverished republics, and hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. It was very interesting to learn the about this region, as well as individual stories of people living there.
|Pistunda, Abkhazia, 2009 (left) 2013 (right)|
|Brothers, Kuabchara, Abkhazia, 2009|
And P.s!: Like all the CONTACT exhibits I have visited, these two are absolutely free and open to the public!