2009 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Davide Monteleone


04 October, 2008

An abandoned house in Gali, a region once populated largely by Georgians. In October, Abkhazia marked the 15th anniversary of the ejection of Georgian troops from its territory. At the same time they celebrated Russian recognition of their independence, announced in August. This first international recognition of the country's claim came in the wake of the conflict between Russia and Georgia over a second breakaway state, South Ossetia.

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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