Achara and Guria: Pictures & Sound

Polo Vallejo and Carmen Ballvé are involved in a new music and photography project in the Achara and Guria regions of the Black Sea (Georgia). The collection and description of music, dances and religious songs of the monastery of Shemokmedi, combined with black and white images showing us the nature and its landscapes, objects and customs and, above all, the portraits of its inhabitants, full of life and expression, will form a new and very careful edition of Swanu Books.

Music: Veengara. Lullaby of the region of Samegrelo (Georgia), performed by the Ensemble Basiani, choir of the State of Georgia

© Photos:: Carmen Ballvé