GeoAIR (2003 onwards) organizes and supports international exchange projects with the goal of strengthening the Georgian and Caucasian art world, bringing together artists from different cultural backgrounds and finding relevant contexts for them to work in. Besides this, GeoAIR stimulates and raises awareness and engagement with art and culture from this region. We work together with international individuals and organizations that share our goals. GeoAIR has also become, over the past years, an ‘intermediary’ for individuals and organizations that seek connection with the arts in this region. Moreover, the interest within GeoAIR projects are collaborative, interdisciplinary and socially-engaged, as its team members believe in artistic and cultural approaches which arise from and address social issues surrounding us, in which different professionals and communities should be equally engaged. Therefore, a lot of our activities are community-based and/or socially-engaged.
10 years have passed since we held “KOLGA PHOTO CONTEST” for the first time. It could be said that these years were successful in terms of the development of the contest. We’re constantly trying to increase the scale of the photo contest
“KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO” was opened 12th of May. Within the framework of “KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO” week, along with Kolga Award exhibition, the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi hosted various international and local exhibitions featuring both historically significant images and photographic works depicting various positions in contemporary photography. For “KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2016” visitors had a chance to get familiar with the works of the world-renowned photographic artists and view the various international photo exhibitions.
Description: Some consider Georgia to be a part of Europe, others – Asia; however, it should be noted that this country has been a hot spot of cultural and geographic controversies from times immemorial. Local weather and landscape personifies encounter of the East and the West
Description: TerraProject Photographers is an Italian collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in 2006. TerraProject currently has four members: Michele Borzoni, Simone Donati, Pietro Paolini and Rocco Rorandelli. Coming from diverse educational backgrounds, the photographers of the collective complement each other in the various aspects of their photographic work, from project managing to distribution.
Description: SocialDocumentary.net is a website for photographers, NGOs, editors, journalists, lovers of photography and anyone else who believes that photography plays an important role in educating people about our world.
Description: World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. We strive to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information.
Description: Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.
Description: Free Press Unlimited is active in over forty countries, in those areas where its help is needed the most. In these areas, Free Press Unlimited focuses on strengthening the capacity of local media professionals and media organisations. Together with these partners, we create room for people to speak freely, debate social issues and find out what is going on in their immediate environment.
Description: Kids with Cameras was founded in 2002 by photographer Zana Briski out of her work teaching photography to children in Calcutta’s red-light district. We believe that photography is an effective tool in igniting children’s imagination and building self-esteem. We believe in the power of art to transform lives, for both the artist and the viewer.
Description: F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists. Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly.
Description: WITNESS is an international nonprofit organization that has been using the power of video and storytelling for 20 years to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.
Description: PhotoVoice’s vision is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard
Description: Photographic Social Vision actúa como nexo entre documentalistas, la sociedad y las entidades sin ánimo de lucro. Facilitamos a documentalistas de temas sociales la posibilidad de producir y publicar su trabajo dando a conocer su punto de vista como testigos de las desigualdades sociales. La sociedad tiene la oportunidad de acercarse a la realidad desde ángulos diferentes a través de estos documentos. A las Entidades sin ánimo de lucro se les brinda la oportunidad de difundir su causa y labor a través de los documentos visuales que la Fundación produce.
Description: 7.7 is a collective project NOISE Photo photographers, and is conducted independently and voluntarily in order to create a space for meeting and discussion on the role of documentary photography.