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Arne Piepke & Ingmar Nolting

NOOR - Water without salt

Arne Piepke (1991) studies photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany focussing on documentary photography. He deals with diferent aspects of home and his personal relation to it. Recently he worked on social-documentaries in Georgia and Kosovo. He took part in group exhibitions in Dortmund and two of his photobook-dummies were shown at the Frankfurt book fair in 2015 and at the Miss Read 2016 in Berlin. In December 2016 he took part at the portfoliowalk of the DFA (Deutsche Fotografsche Akademie) in Augsburg.

 

Ingmar Björn Nolting (1995) studies photography at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany. His work focuses on long-term documentary projects and portraits. With one of his projects he was one of the awardees of 2016 “German Youth Photo Award”. Ingmar’s work was also chosen for 2016 “Portfoliowalk” at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and also for the “Portfoliowalk” at H2 Center for Contemporary Art, Augsburg. His photographs were presented at several exhibitions and he held a scholarship granted by the German Ministry for Education and Research BMBF.

 

Water without salt

 

Te Kura is the longest river of the Caucasus region. It rises in Turkey, crosses Georgia and Azerbaijan and drains into the Caspian Sea. In Georgia the river is called „Mtkwari“, which can be translated as „water without salt“.

 

Our project gives an insight into the Georgian culture, the environment and our personal encounters with the people who live close to the river, to tell about their personal stories.

Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
The Kura gets redirected for usage in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region near Minadze.
Te 3000 year old city Mzcheta used to be the capital of Georgia until the sixth century. Te city is located at the confluence of Aragvi river into Kura. In 1996 Mzcheta was declared UNESCO world cultural heritage site.
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Te Kura crosses Tbilisi, a lot of unemployed men fish at the riverside. Some of them illegally use electricity at night. Mostly they catch only small fishes they keep for themselves. Several buildings are drowned in the Kura near Maidan square.
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz
Wasser Ohne Salz