My Parents don’t talk to me

The photography book project “My parents don’t talk to me” aims to start the process of opening up a conversation between generations.

The photos were discovered in a dusty basement of a family house. They are a representation of an era that has become a shame to be remembered. The last ruling generation of Soviet Georgia has re-closed the iron curtain to block the memories back in time.

Materials of the book are dated from 1950s till the end of 1980s.

Below you can read some of the questions the artist tries to get the answers for in the book:

What happened in 1950s?
What was my grandpa doing in the Kremlin with his family?
Why was there only my father from four siblings?
What kind of game were they playing?
How do we see the ocean from a window of the apartment in Tbilisi?

What was making you so happy on demonstrations?
How much did a kilo of fresh meat cost in the market?
Who was going to the market?
Is that you in the picture?
How did the bread look like?

Who was the photographer?
Who was the photographer?
Who was photographing?
What would you feel like if I listen to you?
Why did grandma leave Tbilisi?
Why did she never come back - did she?

Why is there such a major gap between pictures?
Why would anybody take so many pictures of almost destroyed roofs and leftovers in the yard?
Where is my grandpa’s grave?

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