Having mostly technical and scientific background, Temo Bardzimashvili became interested in photography a few years ago. Initially photography was mostly a hobby, but then he began to shoot and write professionally for regional environmental magazine Caucasus Environment.
Feeling the need to get professional education, in 2007 he applied to a Certified Practical Course in Photojournalism at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, which sparked in him the interest for photojournalism. Following the completion of the short course, Temo enrolled in the English Master’s Degree Program in Journalism and Media Management at Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management at GIPA. He graduated cum laude in 2009.
Currently, he works as a freelance photographer and reporter for EurasiaNet. As his long-term project, Temo works on documenting social and cultural changes in Svaneti, once traditional and closed mountain region of Georgia that is gradually turning into modern ski resort.
Outside Georgia his works have been published in The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, The Financial Times Deutchland, The National (UAE) and Politiken (Denmark). Temo has also held a few exhibitions both in Georgia and outside of it.