Latvian photographer and visual artist Georgs Avetisjans invites one to the longest village in the country.
Presented below is a story around the village of Kaltene, Latvia situated by the picturesque seaside. As Georgs shares his thoughts, the story: „is a multi- layered narrative within a hand-made photobook (the first edition was self- published in 2016) about the village of Kaltene, its identity and recent history from World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 presented through interviews, notes and vernacular imagery."
"As the curtain fell, the local economy changed, and in 2004, upon joining the Europe Union, it changed again. These historical shifts made a huge impact on the society and its dreams, many of which the younger generations abandoned.”