Photos of the workshop participants
Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.
© Evgeny Chuprov
© Evgeny Chuprov
© Dmitry Kuznetsov
40 photos from 8 authors
Photographer, traveler, journalist. Organizer of expeditions to hard-to-get-at corners of the Earth, explorer of the remote regions, small peoples of the world. Author of the "Kingdom of Mustang" book, and a numer of publications in journals, and online media.
Colorist photographer. Devout color explorer and an author of numerous articles on photography and image processing. An author of The Living Digit book (published by Treemedia in 2013). A co-founder of the Fotoproekt, a chain of photolaboratories and a photoschool. An organizer and participant of a number of photo tours across Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and other regions. An author of a very popular Russian blog on photography and travel.
List of participants is visible to the club members, who have attended at least one workshop.
About the workshop
Svaneti is said to be the Olympus of Georgia, the home of Svans, place full of sunshine, songs and poetry, the motherland of brave, hard working, happy, hospitable and die hard highlanders. We will have a chance to see it all with our own eyes. To see it from the inside, not like tourists. To meet people, become their friends, touch the ages old traditions. To take photos, discuss them, and publish a joint exclusive photo-book "Winter in Svaneti" with the selection of the best photographies taken by the participants.
This trip is at the same time a travel experience, an adventure, a way to meet soul-mates, a practical master-class in genre photography and a joint work on an art project.
Highest elevation of the tour - 2300 m (Ushguli).
Planned expenses (see the numbers above) include:
- accomodation in Mestia on BB basis (twin occupancy)
- accomodation in Ushguli on FB basis (in the local houses, 3/4 people in one house)
- ethno-evening (Svan choir, food, alcohol)
- culinary master-class
- a trip to the gold-workers, araka tasting
- a walk to Lakhujdi village with a treat
- organization of dog fighting
Planned expenses do not include:
- transfer from Kutaisi/Batumi and back
- lunches, dinners (apart from Ushguli)
- accommodation in Kutaisi/Batumi/Zugdidi on arrival/departure to/from Georgia (to be booked individually)
Supplement for a single occupancy (apart from the night in Ushguli) – 100$.
It is advisable to take a flight from Moscow to Kutaisi (once a week, on Fridays) – A9932, arriving at 17:30. It is also possible to fly to Batumi.
It is possible to get to Mestia with an off-road vehicle (usually Toyota Delica) that can take up to 6 people. The price for the one-way transfer from Kutaisi is $200, from Batumi it is $230, per car. The cars would be booked in advance, in accordance with the information on the flights of the participants.
It is necessary to have with you proper winter trekking clothes (boots, pants and a jacket), as well as thermal underwear. You will also need a sleeping bag (can be a light one), since it might get a little cold in the houses of Svans in the village of Ushguli.