Jared Mossy January 27, 2010Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Georgia.
Tbilisi, Georgia, August 2008
Jared Moossy (b.1980, USA) is a documentary photographer based in Dallas, Texas. He is represented by Redux Pictures in New York and is a member of Razon. Jared graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2008. His work has mostly been focused on the changing country of Afghanistan and the heightened tension of Mexico’s internal war on Drugs. Jared attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2008 and won the PDN Photo Annual and Marty Forcher fellowship fund the same year. He was awarded a place in PDN 30’s emerging photographers in 2009. His work has been published in Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Die Ziet.
About the Photograph:
“This photograph of a Georgian soldier released during a prisoner exchange with the South Ossetians arrived at Ghudushauri hospital and was reunited with his loved ones. It was taken amidst a point of uncertainly shortly after the conflict started, and the release of the prisoners during that conflict gave the Georgians a sense of hope in a time when most Georgians thought the conflict would grow. I think this photograph conveys a struggle separated by two clearly defined sides and shows the viewer a look of desperation and apprehension in the eyes of this Georgian soldier.”