Dmitry Gomberg:聽Akrak Vazha (The Shepherd鈥檚 Way)

Artist鈥檚 statement:聽

"This is a story about Tusheti - mountain region in the Republic of Georgia. Tusheti lies near the Chechen border and it is culturally closer to Chechens than to Georgians.

The story is about shepherds who travel every summer to their ancestors鈥 land Tusheti and than return to spend the winter at the bottom of the mountain. Twice a year they travel with their sheep through the pass in the Caucasus which is 3,000 meters high.聽

I was staying and documenting life of the Shepherds in the Caucasus mountains for 5 years.聽These people have been cheese makers since before Christ.聽Their life is simple and harsh, but beautiful.鈥


The best photos you鈥檒l see today.

And yes, I鈥檓 including my own.