Qeta Gvinepadze

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Mallarme said, that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph. Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. On Photography, ch. 1

I was born on July 29, 1988. By that time Tbilisi (capital of Georgia) wasn’t the best place to be born in. Living was hard and it felt that it would be much better to be on a distance, than engage in the environment you could hardly call social. While others were playing, I used to write. I was writing about an imaginary world, which was inhabited by nonexistent people. After few years, the medium of my narrative shifted from verbal to visual. I didn’t plan it. It just came around – unexpectedly and to my surprise. Continue Reading

Giorgi Dadiani

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Born  in 1986 In Tbilisi, Georgia

Education: Tbilisi State Academy of Art Work Experience: 2006 – 2009 – Anabechdi Magazine – Graphic Designer; Photographer 2010 – Silknet – Graphic Designer; 2011 – CCA – Tbilisi (Center of Contemporary Art- Tbilisi) – Photographer, Graphic Designer; 2012 – Workshop leader at “Tbilisi state Academy of Art” – Photography Basics; Current Work – 86. Graphic Design

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Mariam Amurvelashvili

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Mariam Amurvelashvili is a freelance photographer and member of the online platform and collective, Georgianphotographers.com. Originally trained in philology, mastering the German language and literature, Amurvelashvili began working as a staff photographer for the daily Georgian newspaper 24 Hours in 2002 and for UNICEF’s Georgia office in 2004. Her work has been exhibited in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland. Her photographs have also been selected for the 2010 Angkor Photo Festival, the Tbilisi Photo Festival, the 2011 Chobi Mela Festival, the 2012 Aleppo International Photo Festival, and les Rencontres d’Arles. In 2010, Amurvelashvili was selected to participate in a young photographers’ artist-in-residence program and master class in Niort, France, and in 2011 was shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship. In 2008, Amurvelashvili won first prize in KARAT

Coalition’s photo competition and exhibition,“Through Their Eyes, Through Ours.”In 2013 she received OSF(Open society Foundation ) documentary photography grant .2014 her work” puzzles of us”was selected for Angkor photo festival. More works at: http://georgianphotographers.com/?portfolio=mariam-amurvelashvili

 

 

Tinatin Gurgenidze-Schmitt

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Born in 1983, Tbilisi, Georgia

After finishing her studies in Architecture at Tbilisi Art Academy, Tinatin went to Barcelona where she started to study photography and design following with a Master´s Degree in Urban Design – Art City and Society.

Currently, she is living in Berlin and is working on her PHD thesis concerning Social Housing settlements in berlin and Tbilisi. Tinatin´s contribution to the foundation is to document social problems in the city districts districts in the high rise communist bloc settlements of Tbilisi.

Sitara Ibrahimova

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Born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Sitara Ibrahimova has been photographing since 2003. She has a degree in Psychology from Baku State University. In 2010 Sra. Ibrahimova graduated from the photography program at Famu. Film and TV school of academy of performing arts in Prague, her main interest in photography is social documentary. She has documented the plight of refugees and victims of Karabakh war. Her short-term projects include stories from mental hospital, women prison. In 2010 S. Ibrahimova curated art bazaar-a contemporary art exhibition reflecting the work of young artists in Baku. Continue Reading

Salome Sagaradze

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Born in 1979, Batumi, Georgia

Worked in the Cinema and TV Industry since 2000. During these 8 years acquired knowledge different aspects of the industry. Her friendly, energetic and enthusiastic character has allowed her to succeed.

Education:
2000-2004 Bachelor’s Degree in TV Directory Faculty, Institute of Art, Batumi – Masterful Z.Halvashi
2004-2007 studied at Institute of State Theater and Cinema, Rustaveli Continue Reading

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