Description at the back: An entrepreneur and his bear at a tourist stop bear the Black Sea; he charges visitors to take photographs. Abkhazia, 2005.
GEORGIA. Abkhazia. 2005. With its lush Black Sea location, Abkhazia is trying to attract Russian tourists. Here, at a road stop on the tour bus route, an entrepreneur, who charges tourists 10 rubles to photograph his bear, catches his breath between busloads.
Jonas Bendiksen (1977) is a Norwegian photojournalist based near Oslo. He has published the books Satellites (2006) and The Places We Live (2008) and received awards from World Press Photo, International Center of Photography, National Magazine Awards and Pictures of the Year International. He is a member of Magnum Photos and has served as its president.