The Mktvari river is deeply interwoven with Georgia’s history - it has inspired its bards, it has emboldened its warlords.
Every river has a story
Life near the occupied territories of Georgia has been unsettling ever since the war 14 years ago.
Close to the frontier, the battle for a better future
The Kura-Araks watershed has united individuals living across the South Caucasus for centuries, providing a lifeline to communities on either side of human borders. However, the interests of each nation often clash, leaving many issues, like water contamination, unaddressed. Neglected, daily life grows bleaker by the day for those whose livelihoods depend on the waters. This story follows the visual connections between the lives of those living along both rivers, documenting their struggle and resilience.