Jana Romanova Saint-Petersburg, Russia
“Shvilishvili” is Georgian for “grandchild”, literally it could be translated as “a child of a child”. In this project, presented as book-object, the author questions the value of family photography and family ties themselfs in modern society through an attempt to unite her relatives from one blood line by photography. The family is divided between two countries — Russia and Georgia, — and the problems of it’s members on both sides of the border arise from the post-war political situation as well as the tragic story of a murder committed inside the family.
Jana Romanova was chosen by photographer Jim Reed.
Laatikkomo’s interview with Jana Romanova will be posted soon.