Georgia: For Metal Scavengers, a Scrappy Fight to Survive

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Scrap-metal collectors crack open concrete blocks to recover rebar.

A sledgehammer swooshes down and crushes old concrete, revealing rusty reinforcement bars. One more swing and the bar loosens enough to remove it from what once used to be part of a factory wall.

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Temo Bardzimashvili is a freelance photojournalist based in Tbilisi.

Georgia: For Metal Scavengers, a Scrappy Fight to Survive

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