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A picture of four children.



In Their Eyes: Georgia’s Displaced Persons

In October of 2008, ten children displaced by the August 2008 conflict between Georgia and Russia visited IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in Tbilisi and Gori. Armed with disposable cameras, these children captured scenes of daily life in these camps. Of the 130,000 displaced by the August fighting, 50,000 have yet to return. They add to the approximately 250,000 IDPs still displaced from fighting in the 1990’s. These images illustrate the daily life of these refugees– children at play and school, the overcrowding, and the continued importance of family.

Curated by Courtney Doggart (MIA ’09).