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Batumi, Georgia - September 2016. Paradise
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Batumi, Georgia – September 2016. Paradise

Sanctuary, photo essay by Natalia Gordeeva

Every time when losing last hope and faith, detached from being and dip into frustration, I yield to the growing premonition of the ending. When depression comes, I close my eyes, take a deep breathe and set off. I know the journey will be tough and dangerous. But I must follow the white rabbit and go for answers to the questions which have tortured me for so long. The region I go to is alive and vibrant, it obeys its own principles, and every time I enter the path, i feel excited about new experience and new secrets awaiting for me. There is enough space for me to hide and live through the approaching Apocalypse. And I have to discover all the treasures and solve the puzzles to find tranquelity i have sought for so long.

(by Natalia Gordeeva)

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Natalia Gordeeva
I am Russian photographer (b. 1984, Krasnodar), experimenting with genres of documentary and art photography. Since 2015 living and working in St. Peterburg. ​Photographic education: 2016 - A course of lectures by Ekaterina Vasilyeva "Photography as art. Genres of photography from the point of view of the 21st century", the Art of Foto Galery; Visual Room course, PhotoDepartment institute, St. Petersburg; 2017 - Ekaterina Vasilyeva’s Course "The feeling of home. Working on personal project".

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