Next, David Meshki
, the Berlin-based Georgian photographer has offered a striking and deliberate photograph to the Ptashka exhibition entitled Prayer
, which has been used for many of their promotional posters and announcement headers. Well-known for his previous photo series When The Earth Seems to be Light
– and its accompanying documentary – which depicts skating culture in Georgia, Meshki is appraised for well-staged and intentional photography that depicts a place in a romantic lens through the attitudes of its inhabitants. Prayer
, taken in Tbilissi, Georgia, a country itself that once existed under Russian rule, shows a figure in blue robes drenched in light, arching up to the sky from a solid yellow floor, in a raw pose of pleading despair. There is an element of hope to this photograph too, that cleverly uses the colours of the Ukrainian flag, as the figure seems to be reaching out in support with his full power, demonstrating how the tragedy felt in Ukraine is felt all around the globe.