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To help develop French language program in Georgia

By Mariam Mchedlidze
Wednesday, January 29
The French Ambassador to Georgia, Renaud Salin, decided to contribute to the development of the French language in Georgia through a charity photo exhibition presented in the Irish Cafe 78 located on Lado Asatiani Street #33.

The exhibition, entitled Journey, will take you through Georgia, Italy, Brazil and Iran with the artist’s 46 impressive photos. The viewer’s of the exhibition can add the piece of the ambassador’s beautiful voyage to their collection. Salins’s camera reflects amazing views of Kazbegi, Gori, Batumi, Kvareli, Tskaltubo, Rio de Janeiro and Teheran.

To him, photography is the art of catching interesting moments. He loves working in Georgia, as there are amazing landscapes with beautiful nature.

“I decided to stage this exhibition in the form of a charity, and the money will completely be given to Georgian schools to help establish a French language program,” the ambassador said.

Salin’s love of photography was the reason to meet the founder of Cafe 78 Merva Arvin 15 years ago in Teheran. Her links to Georgia are very strong, as her parents were born there. She decided to open the family business’s branch office in Tbilisi.

“We love the idea that the project will help develop education,” Arvin said.

People fond of photography will have the pleasure to enjoy the French Ambassador’s charity exhibition until February 11.