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  1. Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country
    2015 - 2018

    Homeland is a story about the sea, land and memory in the longest village in the country and also of how time affects and changes our sense of place. It is a multi-layered narrative within a self-published book in 2016 and in 2018 published by Milda Books at the Cosmos-Arles Books and serves a nostalgic representation of the place and also its recent history from World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 via interviews, notes and archival imagery. As the curtain fell, the local economy changed, and in 2004, upon joining the EU, it changed again. These historical shifts made a huge impact on the society and its dreams, many of which the younger generations abandoned.

    “Landscapes – actual, remembered or idealized – feed our sense of belonging to whatever place, region or nation that we view as homeland”

    Liz Wells

  2. Photobook /
    Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country
    2015 - 2018


    Second limited edition of 750, first printing


    Milda Books Online Bookstore


    230 x 280 mm
    Silk-screen printed hardback clothbound with blind letterpress
    174 pages / including foldout pages
    128 photographs / including archives
    Memory Book / 44 pages
    Newspaper / 24 pages

    Published July 2018 by Milda Books

    ISBN 978-9934-8748-0-2

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    This book in the video and its two inserts are part of the first, 30-piece limited edition

    The four special editions were sewn, bound and hard covered

    by Hannah Moore and Stewart Graham-Hyde in Lewes, England

    The remaining 26 editions were sewn, bound and hard covered

    by Georgs Avetisjans in Brighton, England


    Self-published September 2016

    Hardback clothbound

    163 pages (including foldout pages)

    118 photographs (including archives)

    Memory Book : 44 pages

    Newspaper : 36 pages

    195 x 230 mm (portrait)


    Homeland, the book was printed at L&S Printing (Worthing, England)

    Memory Book and Newspaper, the inserts were printed at Prontaprint (Brighton, England)


    The four special editions are SOLD OUT

    The first limited edition - £175 / €195 / $225



  4. FK Magazine

    Georgs Avetisjans
    Homeland. The Longest Village in the Country

    Directed by Toms Harjo
    Camera: Toms Harjo, Arnis Balčus
    Editors: Toms Harjo, Lotta Harjo
    Stars: Georgs Avetisjans, Gunārs Otmanis, Raivis Otmanis and Roberts Grozbahs

  5. Roja Gallery, Roja, Latvia, 2017

    Roja Gallery, Roja, Latvia, 2017

    • 1

      Roja Gallery, Roja, Latvia, 2017

    • 2

      Photon - Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017

    • 3

      Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton, England, 2016


    Exhibition includes two recorded audio channels, two handwritten poems by the village's resident F. Gutsmits (1941 - 2016): 'Life by the Sea' and 'An Evening's Dream' (Included also in the book), nine handwritten memories about the land, rituals and places from the 'Memory Book" printed on cyclus offset 80 gsm paper, one title image (97 x 117,1 cm) of the resident R. Grozbahs by the sea printed c-type and mounted onto 2 mm dibond, oak shadow gap frame (graphite), seven (20,3 x 25,4 cm) and nine (25,4 x 30,5) c-type (chromogenic) matt color prints, mounted onto 2 mm dibond.