Description at the back: A memorial for a dead Russian soldier near Andi on the Chechen border. Republic of Dagestan, July 2000.
Photographer: Thomas Dworzak
Memorial at the Chechen-Dagestani border made out of empty tank shells for Russian soldiers killed in fighting with Chechen rebels where near the village of Andi, Dagestan, July 2000.
Thomas Dworzak (Germany, 1972) is a photojournalist. He has produced a number of books, won a World Press Photo award and is a member of Magnum Photos. Dworzak lived in Tbilisi, Georgia from 1993 until 1998 where he documented the conflicts in Chechnya, Karabakh and Abkhazia. Whilst there he worked on a project about the Caucasus region and its people, the impact years of brutal war had on the region, and the interplay between Russian literature and the typical imagery of the Caucasus.