She’s homeless, but her cats aren’t, because they have her. Her babushka protects her head from the cold wind off the Black Sea while she warms a kitten under her jacket. It’s clear that she loves cats; she even adorns the wall of her shelter with their images.
After the 2008 military conflict between Georgia and Russia, thousands of people found themselves “displaced” without a country, without a home.
In 2011, New York developer Donald J. Trump signed a deal with Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, to build a 40-story luxury apartment tower in Tbilisi. It will stand in stark contrast to the meager shelter occupied by a homeless woman who loves cats.
Photograph by Kalichawa.
- Mikheil Saakashvili