Photos by Maria Sturm

When we are young, we want to be adventurous, we want to explore the world, see new places, try to live differently for once and be far from our home. Still, we’ll always be attached to this our home, regardless of it being a place, a feeling or a person.

The series COUNTRY ROADS tells a story about Georgian youth, their desire to leave the country for some time, but always knowing that they want and will return to Mother Georgia. Some day.
And it shows the rawness and the beauty of this country, in it’s landscape and in it’s future.

I was born in Ploiesti, Romania in 1985 and came to Germany 1991, where I grew up in Augsburg. This year I interned at Milk Studios and Creative Exchange Agency in New York. I’m studying photography since 2006 at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, faculty of art and design and I’m currently staying in the States to work on my diploma project.

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