Shavi Niadagi – შავი ნიადაგი // Georgia
“SHAVI NIADAGI – შავი ნიადაგი – BLACK SOIL ” is a stroll in Chiatura (Georgian: ჭიათურა) a small city in Western Georgia located on the banks of the Qvirila River, 180 kilometers away from the capital, Tbilisi.
The city has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Until the 1980ies Chiatura was one of the biggest manganese mining sites in the world extracting manganese ore from the surrounding limestone cliffs. Today the mines are still operating and comprise seven fully-functional mines and eight open quarries.
You can still get one of the copie of the open edition ZINE:
48 pages – Black and White
Printing on Olin Rough Paper
Open edition – Signed
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