My friend Natalia Vasquez played a major role in the organization of a very unique exhibition under the L.A.F. project. I missed the opening which hosted the Georgian ambassador and catered some very tasty food from Prague’s Georgian restaurants. Luckily, one of them is around the corner at Francouzska, so I won’t miss that part. Hats down to Natalia and her friends for organizing something this difficult on a shoestring!

This exhibition is a unique chance to see the lives and struggles of the Georgian Internally Displaced Peoples, who were forced to leave their homes during the Abkhazian, Samachablo, and South Ossetian conflicts, which plagued Georgia through the 90’s and resurfaced in 2008. These photographers have captured the everyday lives of people who lost their homes, but have not lost hope or faith.

The exhibition will take place in two locations simultaneously, both in the heart of Malá Strana.

NAPA Gallery: October 10 to October 22 on Prokopská 8
Anglo American University’s [art]SPACE: October 10 to February 7 on Lázeňská 2

The event is sponsored by Anglo American University (AAU) and is organized in partnership with Forum 2000, the Georgian Embassy and NAPA Gallery.

Exhibiting photographers: Mariam Amurvelashvili, Temo Bardzimashvili, Leli Blagonravova, Gega Chumburidze, Elene Damenia, Nanka Dolidze, Anka Gujabidze, Heinrich Holtgreve, Marika Kochiashvili, Yuri Mechitov, Ana Nijaradze, Irina Popova, Tako Robakidze, Daro Sulakauri.

website: www.lafproject.org