“Become Mine”

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In an apartment made into a studio they have set a window with a solid frame and a white curtain on.
Special light is illuminating from inside.
There are two looking out of the window, looking into the world –made for fulfillment of one’s talents.
The photo project “Become mine” was supported by the Nanuka’s Show and Geocell .
Into Anna Goguadze’s lens there appeared ten celebrities and the children with special needs.
The daily routine of these kids differs from that of their peers’. This very difference is raised by artificial barriers.
The kids stroll round their city , have ice-cream and sweets in their beloved café after school, in the evening they do go to the cinema or theatre with their parents and friends. But this is just an imaginary stroll…Beyond this window they only imagine days of this kind of enjoyment, imagine and do not experience.
Lots are the reasons:steps they can not ascend, high thresholds they can not get over with the wheelchair.
The world beyond the window represented by Anna tells you how the window must not have a secluding- from- the- world frame
Communication drives the world around. Trifles like steps must not hinder our world move.
The street banners give us a message- let us unite to make the kids beyond the window open the door!

 

“Me – Ania”

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On the 3rd of December 2009, refurbished Tbilisi Concert Hall opened its doors and the audience saw new ramps along the stairs leading to an exhibition performance presenting 21 pictures of fashion models wearing clothes by AVTANDIL, a famous Georgian fashion designer Avto Tskvitinidze. The exhibition served to explain the necessity to see and to understand vital importance of the ramps. Anna Goguadze’s first big project called “Me – Ania” expressed the art photographer’s main message of her wishes, thoughts, emotions, feelings… Beauty cannot be restricted but only means of its expression, artificial barriers block ways to get to the people and have ability to communicate. Be free means living without any restrictions, especially unseen stereotypes. The ramps mantled at the Concert Hall expected to become an example for the whole city. The government should be obliged to provide accessibility to different public venues and popular places. And, that is not a kind of charity but their direct responsibility since they are obliged to take care of the whole population and no one knows who needs such special access tomorrow. In 2009, the photo project pushed a new attitude to share responsibility among the government authorities and private companies and launch accessibility campaign throughout the city step by step.

“FADO”

8Athens created sculptures, Rome launched the law, Paris contrived the revolution, and Lisbon gifted Fado to the world. Traditional Portuguese music is a mixture of deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing and love that the Portuguese called special feelings “Saudade”. Fado is performed by solo accompanied with the 12-string guitar. A music photo project idea was born after listening to Fado by Nino Basharauli. Anna Goguadze made a photo session about a woman in love. According to one version Fado is originated from Latin word “fatum”, i.e. fortune. Anna Goguadze’s pictures express fortune that could not be changed only by you and that is why everybody seeks for another human soul who can help in understanding the fortune’s concept and proves its existence.

“Cared Colors”

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If one drops his eyes, look at his hands moving and his fingers interlacing with one another, and you can understand that one’s soul can also be reflected with his hands. The photographer combined two expressing existences – hands and colors – into her photo session “Cared Colors”. Spontaneous shots delivered absolutely different emotions experienced by human beings in different situations.

Red – let’s act, we cannot exist without each other;
Pink – I care about you;
Black&white – we are different but fill each other;
Orange – I must burst.

Hands are associated with warmth. Our life begins with mom’s warm and careful hands and continues with different endearments at different times. And, if the eyes reflect our soul, then our hands conduct it. Thus, besides its originality the conceptual meaning of the exhibition was charity – one of the basic function of a hand is to give it to someone in needs.