by Francesco Merlini
17 x 22,7 cm
Published by VOID
In the threshold of reality and symbolism, Francesco Merlini’s "The Flood" deals with the reminiscence of the disaster that hit Tbilisi in 2015. People died, many families became homeless, a zoo destroyed, and a city in shock. The city became a wilderness full of dangerous beasts. The zoo lost more than 300 animals. An influential head of the Georgian Orthodox Church blamed the floods on the "sin" of the former Communist regime. Which, he said, built the zoo in its current location using money raised from destroying churches and melting down their bells.
"The Flood" is the winner of FotoRoom + Void open call 2019.