A native Georgian, George Nebieridze’s bleak, scaled-back photographs offer stark, simple subject matter that betrays the photographer’s artistic maturity beyond his mere twenty years. In his “Banned Halloween” series, Nebieridze opts to shoot bare-bones scenes of ordinary people in various stages of party and no frills costuming. This kind of minimalism captures a type of whatever-cum-candid portrait of the darker side of celebrating, sans the sparkle and whimsy of a commercialized Halloween. This is All Hallows Eve in raw form in a sober portrait of Nebieridze’s reality, illustrating the underlying austerity of a day once reserved for the dead. You won’t find anything sugar for the trick-or-treaters here.
Article by: Pepper York