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About the Work

In the aptly named Gori, a small town in the Soviet Republic of Georgia stands the last remaining statue of Stalin in the world. Nearby is the hut in which Joe was born. It is covered by a temple, erected in the 1930s during the time of his terror. This temple stands in front of the Stalin Museum, now seen only by a few curious visitors such as myself.
I also photographed a monument celebrating Stalin's birthplace in Georgian, Russian, and English texts. In this work I have tried to put all the pieces together, before they disappear forever.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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