2009 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Davide Monteleone


04 October, 2008

The Kodori Valley in the north of Abkhazia was one of the last areas of the territory to remain in Georgian hands, with Abkhazian forces fully taking over only after August 2008. In October, people in Abkhazia marked the 15th anniversary of the ejection of Georgian troops from their territory. At the same time they celebrated Russian recognition of their claim to independence, the first international recognition of this status.

About the photographer

Davide Monteleone

Born in 1974, Davide Monteleone spent his first 18 years living in various cities in Italy, as his parents moved frequently for work. He gave up a study of engineering to move fi...

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