Photographer Natela Grigalasvili was born and raised in Georgia: she was amongst the first women to became photojournalists in the post-Soviet era. Her projects are always closely linked to herself and her past, and she always chooses lands in the case of which she also has a spiritual connection to the people living there.
Grigalasvili has been documenting the final days of the nomads living in the region of mountainous Adjara, located in Western Georgia for years now. Many of these people have to seek seasonal work in Turkey, and more and more families leave their villages and move to cities. The mountain huts are emptying out: it is feared that Adjara having a rich culture will vanish without its habitants.
Source: Lens Culture