Philip Holsinger

Sopo Salon #18 (3/15)
Matte-Ink Print on Cotton Paper
9.50 x 12.50 in
"Salon #18" is a matte-ink print on cotton paper by photojournalist Philip Holsinger. The artist took the photo on an expedition with the Tusheti shepherds in the Republic of Georgia. Traveling with one of the world's oldest nomadic groups, the Tusheti Shepherds, their herds of sheep and pack of wolf-like guard dogs, Holsinger is the first "outsider" to complete the 155-mile migration from the high desert planes on the border of Azerbaijan, across the Republic of Georgia, and into the treacherous high altitudes of the Caucasus Mountains. This photo shows a rare moment of tenderness between a shepherd named Nugzari and one of the guard dogs, Adamo. It was featured in Chauvet Art's exhibit "SOPO: A Journey Home," which chronicled Holsinger's journey in an installation of over 100 photographs.

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