Images of Capa’s Georgian voyage on show in Kutaisi

Old district of Tbilisi, Georgia 1947. Photo by Robert Capa., 20 Oct 2014 - 16:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

Dozens of photos depicting the Georgian voyage of famous Hungarian photographer Robert Capa will be displayed at an exhibition in TBC Bank Gallery in Kutaisi.

Georgia’s second largest city will host the is exhibition, titled ‘Georgian Journal Robert Capa in Georgia’, where 80 unique photos taken during Capa 1947 tour of Georgia with author John Steinbeck will be displayed. 

An open air competition of free style wrestling, part of the national Georgian Wrestling competition. Robert Capa.

In 1947 Capa and Steinbeck travelled through the USSR and decided to visit the Caucasus, which brought them to Georgia. The result of this visit was Steinbeck‘s book called Russian journal, which was illustrated by Capa’s photos.

Georgian women in the tea plantation. Photo by Robert Capa.

 Female students practice gymnastics. Georgia, Tbilisi, summer 1947. Robert Capa

About 80 photocopies of some of the photographs taken by Capa throughout his Georgia trip will make up the TBC Bank exhibition, which was made possible thanks to the efforts of the Embassy of the United States in Georgia and financial support of TBC Bank.

Officials planned to gather all of Capa’s work and publish his work in a printed album.

"Very soon we are going to publish a print version of those 80 photos taken by Robert Capa during his visit in Georgia,” a TBC Bank representative said.

"Especially for this album, the Georgian part of Steinbeck‘s book Russian journal will be fully translated. Publishing Capa’s album is planned for 2015.”

The Kutaisi exhibition will be the first time Capa’s work has been displayed in Kutaisi. The exhibition will continue until November 17.