People - NOMINEE: Dina Oganova
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On the 26 th of December in 1991 the Supreme Conneil made a decision about the Soviet Union’s collapse.
As a result of this the Soviet Union’s 15 republics ,including Georgia appeared to be independent.
This is first generation that was born and raised up in the independent Georgia.
This is the generation that is on the crossroads of two centuries ,the generation that fights against the environment which is trying to limit them.
This is the generation that is seeking for the freedom, for the real freedom.
They are in their own rooms and talking about themselves.
This is their “private letters”.
It’s always hard for me to start, it probably has something to do with my laziness but if I start, I take it to the end.
I was about 7 when a beauty contest was organized. I did not understand what it was in the beginning. ..
I became Miss Smile of the contest – the only reason why I remembered this is because I did not have any teeth at that time.
I am very happy that I was born in Georgia..
90ies are great but I have always wanted to live in another time with no TV, phones, Internet. I would have loved to be born again in Georgia in 18-19th centuries – I would write letters to my family and friends and wait for them to answer back, these days you write somebody on Facebook and they answers right back.
I love “Midnight in Paris” – I feel like I am the main character…
I am on my planet right now, the planet which is linked to planet Mars.
Life went as usual – just like in our city, everything as expected – you need to follow someone else’s steps but I really don’t want to. There are rules you need to follow in relationships…it’s lame…I don’t understand why you need to explain everything to everybody in our city, not everything needs to be explained so I want to find a person who I will be able to talk to without words.
When I was little I always wanted to be an adult. I live in Germany and it was because of my family that I came here. I am studying the language, visiting the countries that you can literally walk to from here. It has only been a little while to start thinking about going back home but sometimes I miss everything so much…
I really want to have a wedding in Paris. I would wear a red dress and ride a white bicycle with flowers in the streets of Paris. It would only be us and the maid of honor and the best man. Then I would drink in the middle of the street and listen to Nino Katamadze play and sing just for me..
I am an ordinary guy, I live ordinarily, like skiing and I enjoy it very much. Also I like playing rugby; it’s so exciting for me. I have spend almost hole life playing rugby game, but could not continiue frofessional career. Now I am playing in amateur team. But anyways on the field I feel myself free and delightful. I am poster designer and I think that all of us have to be a little bit of crazy, but it should be within the normal range, people should not have show it. We must be calm.
I was born in Batumi, my mother is from Batumi, but I live here… I love my 15 years of age, I have no worries about anything, I only was thinking to go to the yard and screw up something. When I grew up, everything was left behind… I realized that there are some reasons and causesin our life and we should do something for other people.
I see myself in future in different ways: or I will be very successful, or some kind of closed person. But I feel that my generation would change with something the generation of 90-ies
I paint from 3 years, at that time it was my hobby.In period of school I was doing own exhibitions, painting my family members and they enjoyed it very much…
My profession does not give me income because it’s not so easy to sell something. I had the opportunity to sell, but my works mean lot for me. But now I move to another condition and if that would happen again, probably I will agree.
I had rehular childhood; I had pleasure to smoke sometimes. When there were no cigarettes, me and my sisiter, we took some small parts of broom and used them as cigarettes. And because of that I am smoking too a lot.
I wanted to become a dancer, because that character is what I can be strong and I liked it very much. Then I thought I would be a singer but had no skills for that. In childhood Tamo very jealous of me, trying to hurt me and mortify me… One day we were alone at home, others were at neighbors and Tamo told that she will give me something to eat, took the soap, cut half and forced me to taste it…She didn’t eat the second half.
I had painting lessons and I was in love with my teacher. Difference in age was not so big, Iwas 16 and he 27. In the beginning we had normal relationship, we were drawing in classof 4 people, I don’t even know when he liked me…
Once I came to painting class and he was not there, I was sitting and drawing, then he came and sit behind me and we started talking. I realized that we had much in common, he took my hand, we laughed and I kissed him…
Dina Oganova ( aka DIKARKA ) Is a Georgian Freelance Documentary Photographer based Between Georgia/Tbilisi and Ukraine/Kiev and working on a long term projects in the Post Soviet Countries.