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Homeland

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Georgs Avetisjans
Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country

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'Homeland' is a story about the sea, land and memory in the longest village in the country and also of how time affects and changes our sense of place. It is a multi-layered narrative within a published book in 2018 and serves a nostalgic representation of the place and also its recent history from World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 via interviews, notes and archival imagery. As the curtain fell, the local economy changed, and in 2004, upon joining the EU, it changed again. These historical shifts made a huge impact on the society and its dreams, many of which the younger generations abandoned.

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Georgs Avetisjans (b. 1985 in Latvia) has graduated from the University of Brighton with a Master’s of Art Degree in Photography. He has had several exhibitions in Latvia, Italy, China, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia and the UK. Most recently, he was selected for the prestigious Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers’ Award 2017 in partnership with Photo London and RBB Economics and won the 2nd Prize 'Different Worlds 2017' at the Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography in Ljubljana, Slovenia which showcased recent works of ten young and emerging contemporary photographers from the CEE region.

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Second edition, first printing

230 x 280 mm
Silk-screen printed hardback clothbound with blind letterpress
174 pages / including foldout pages
128 photographs / including archives
Memory Book / 44 pages
Newspaper / 24 pages

Published July 2018

ISBN 978-9934-8748-0-2