SERIES NAME: The last days of Doukhobors' disappearing community
05 The last days of Doukhobors disappearing community
25x25cm - 120€
40x40cm - 250€
60x60cm - 350€
The Doukhobors have left Russia since Tsar Nicholas I exiled them in the 1840s. They settled their community in remote Georgian villages among the border with Armenia at almost 2500 meters of altitude. They are a Christian sect that believed God resides within every person, rendering the need for the church and all its trappings—icons, buildings, rituals, even priests—unnecessary. They believe in a native pacifism and ecological behaviuors. Altough the long and cold winters, Doukhobors’ have created a fairy tale land with tidy towns of sod-roofed homes and carved wooden shutters painted in blue. In Gorelovka,once their spiritual center, there are 145 left. Their ineluctable exodus north could spell the end of an entire culture.