Following the Russo-Georgian conflict thousands of Georgians lost their homes in the Russian-backed self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Both areas have been a visible source of contention since the 1991–1992 war between Georgia and separatists left parts of the territory of the former South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast.
The regions propose a complex confrontation between people, history, culture and country in the post Soviet era. From the complexities of this political limbo, many people have lost their homes and land. This was often their only means to create an income and formed a large part of their identity.
Internally Displaced Person settlement on the outskirts of Tbilisi, Georgia. 2009 [Post Russia Conflict].