Caucasus | The Search For Identity


Photographer Writer Marco Sadori is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From his ongoing project  ‘The  Songs of Pomegranate’.  To see Marco’s projects click on any image.






This photographic project “Songs of Pomegranate” is a journey through imagination and reality, in the territory of the Caucasus with a focus to Georgia and Armenia. A visual trip to discover that part of the world that has a foot in the Asia and another foot in Europe. This feeling of ambiguity, if on the one hand creates a unique balance in the culture of the place, on the other hand leads to a disorientation for many of the people who live there. This land seems an unknown face, which communicates with the gaze and beyond any classification.
For others, it is like a face without a name; a place where identity is lost and traditions are unleashed under the sun of contemporaneity. The Caucasus is a balancing acrobat on the thread of tradition, on the point of falling over the overhang of his past. It is a geographical but also emotional place that yearns for its identity and dreams of stability that it has not yet had. Telling the story of the Caucasus means telling a rich and at the same time cruel story. A story that has carved the face of the people and has painted their horizons with strong hues with ineffable shades. For many people the Caucasus is like a beautiful bird with colorful feathers. They would like to put it in their golden cage, but he never gets it.







See also:

Fingers of Lotus

By Marco Sadori




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