Jon Michael Anzalone

Photographer
   
Svaneti
Location: New York City
Nationality: Queens
Biography: Analog spiritualist. Crumbling cities and strange places. Jon Michael Anzalone works independently on stories of personal interest and significance, carrying out well-studied, politically mature, and humanist photo essays on obscure topics. His... read on
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Svaneti
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Updated 01/10/17
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Svaneti: Part II (with Tbilisi: Part I)

Georgians say Svaneti is an intimidating place. Isolated in the Caucasus mountains, for hundreds of years back to the classical era of the Colchis, the Svan culture is the primal, untouched heart of Georgian culture. In the capital of Tbilisi and throughout the country, Georgian culture has been affected by and adapted to the comings and goings of people and empire. In Svaneti, "it is the culture we used to be." And maybe that is a little intimidating.

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