‘People met me warm three years ago when I came to Georgia. I believe, when you go to another country to work and feel the warmth you have a responsibility to give the emotions back. I decided to show Tbilisian life with my photographs –streets, people and landscapes. The main idea of my exhibition was for locals to see their city in a foreigner’s eye!’ says Eudosia.
Eudosia has travelled widely within Georgia and has been captivated by the warmth and hospitality of its people, its historical and cultural treasures in Tbilisi and other parts of Georgia, as well as its breathtaking country landscapes. She endeavored to capture these priceless experiences through her amateur Photographs, until in late 2017, desirous of exploring the depth of her impressions and perspectives, she decided to take up professional Photography lessons. Eudosia’s studies and collaboration with Yuri led to the decision to stage an exhibition which will not only introduce Eudosia’s journey into the world of professional Photography, but perhaps more significantly will show the power of Photography in building bridges across peoples and cultures.
‘I have thirty years of experience in photography, but I have never met such a devoted person,’ Said Yuri Mechitov adding, ‘in just three months she achieved an incredible success’.
About her experience with Tbilisians while walking through the streets with a camera in her hand, she says she uses her basic knowledge of Georgian. Some try to talk to her in English. They even invite her for coffee or tea in a Tbilisian way and show their old things which might be interesting for her.Georgia and Tbilisi on her mind: ‘Georgia is an amazing country, and through these photos, I hope to convey my sense of its beauty and wonder while also referencing my own background that has influenced this journey. In this small way, I hope to continue nurturing the deepening bond of friendship between our two countries – Georgia and Ghana.’
Photo: Yuri Mechitov