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Thua Magalashvili


Deda (დედა) - translated from Georgian: Mother

Deda is an ongoing project that documents mothers who migrated to the United States from Georgia. The mother figure has historically been a symbol of the country itself: fighter, defender, the hearth, courage and fidelity.

As someone born and raised in Georgia, where religion, traditions and community are crucial in people’s everyday life, I captured mothers dislocated from their homeland. These women are currently living outside their comfort zone in the most multicultural and diverse land for the prosperous future of their children.



Art Handlers of Leerform, 4x5

Coney Island