26 October 2010
ESI in Tbilisi at the "Facing the Extremes" conference
Nigar Göksel (second from right) and Kakha Bendukidze (right)
Nigar Göksel (second from right) and Kakha Bendukidze (right)

On 26 October 2010, Nigar Goksel was in Tbilisi to attend the Grantmakers East Forum "Facing the Extremes" conference. She chaired a discussion between Kakha Bendukidze (former Georgian minister of economy, minister for reforms, and state chancellor), Miodrag Shrestha (Balkan Community Initiatives Fund), and Shoren Shaverdashvili (Liberali magazine). On the sidelines of the conference Nigar discussed the ESI Georgia report – as well as the upcoming final part and possible outreach opportunities – with Mr. Bendukidze, She also touched base with ESI donors from the ERSTE Foundation and the OSI think tank fund.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com