After several months of hard work we are about ready to officially open Tbilisi’s first limited edition print photography gallery! Expect an invitation shortly.
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19 მაისს გარდაიცვალა ლეგენდარული ფოტოჟურნალისტი, სააგენტო “ნურის” (NOOR Images ) დამაარსებელი და სულისჩამდგმელი, სტენლი გრინი (Stanley Greene).
2 ივნისს მას პარიზში დაკრძალავენ.
სწორედ ამიტომ, ამ დღეს, 2 ივნისს, პარიზში, ნიუ-იორკში, ამსტერდამში, მოსკოვში, სანკტ-პეტერბურგში, ეკატერინბურგში, მინსკში და თბილისში ერთდროულად გაიმართება მასთან გამოსამშვიდობებელი საღამო.
გელით ყველას, ვისთვისაც ფოტოგრაფია და სტენლი გრინის შემოქმედება მნიშვნელოვანია.
დიდი პატივი იქნება, თუ შეძლებთ, თან იქონიოთ ერთი ცალი წითელი ვარდი, რომელიც სტენლის საყვარელი ყვავილი იყო და მისთვის ფოტოგრაფიისადმი და ცხოვრებისადმი სიყვარულს ერთდროულად განასახიერებდა.
საღამოს წარუძღვება დოკუმენტალისტი ფოტოგრაფი დინა ოგანოვა
ფოტო გარეკანზე : გორან გალიკი
Memorial Day for Stanley Greene
On May 19th Stanley Greene, the legendary photo journalist and the founder of NOOR Images, passed away. He will be buried in Paris on 2nd of June. A memorial event will be held in Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Moscow, saints Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Minsk and Tbilisi on the same day.
Everyone is invited for whom photography and the works of Stanley Greene are important. We would appreciate it if you could bring a red rose with you. It was his one of his favorite flowers embodying his love towards photography and life.
The documentary photographer Dina Oganova will lead the event.
Address: Fotograфia, 21 Revaz Tabukashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia
Cover photo: Goran Galic
A Polaroid for a Refugee depicts points of transition in the lives of individual refugees. The Polaroid pictures reflect the inner strength and dignity maintained by refugees during their long and harrowing journeys. For every Polaroid Giovanna takes, she gives one to the refugee as a reminder of the moment, and on the back is a simple statement: “Wherever your destination may be – tell me when you feel you have reached a safe place.” This is a message of hope, which, sadly, for some may never be fulfilled.
Since October 2015, the photographer visited various locations including Preševo, Serbia, Lesvos Island, Athens, Idomeni and Chios Island where she volunteered with different associations and NGO. On all of these occasions, she had her Polaroid Land Camera with her – and it was during her first trip that the A Polaroid for a Refugee project was born. It is a very simple project based on the concept of giving – giving something back to the refugees, a moment of their life and journey captured forever. In fact, everyone Giovanna photographed has a Polaroid picture now.
The portraits she took are very similar to family pictures, conveying a relaxed and carefree attitude that only scratches the surface of the refugees’ lives. A Polaroid for a Refugee tries not to show the refugees as victims or heroes, or migrants to fear, but as humans, resilient, joyful individuals.
Giovanna Del Sarto is London-based Italian documentary photographer, currently undertaking a long term project, A Polaroid for a Refugee. APfaR has been exhibiting in U.K., France, Switzerland (winner of the Lugano Photo Festival Women Open Call), Georgia and Italy. A Limited Edition Hand embroidered series of digital reproduction APfaR Polaroid postcards are available at The Photographers Gallery, London. The profit goes to Action from Switzerland charity”s Athena Centre for Women on Chios Island. APfaR reached the final to second stage of People category at World Press Photo 2017 Publications and commissions include Amnesty International,National Geographic, Swiss Federal Commission on Immigration (FCM), The Guardian, L”Espresso, La Repubblica, NHS, Traces London,Huffingtonpost, TPI.
Tbilisi has a thriving photography scene that shouldn’t be overlooked. Some of Europe’s most talented photographers call this vibrant up-and-coming city home. Here’s a list of five of our favorites.
1. DARO SULAKAURI
Daro’s work has been featured in world-class publications including National Geographic and The New York Times and has taken home numerous prestigious awards. But that’s not why we love her style. Daro’s work is intimate and powerful.
Most of all it speaks to the character of the country and the city that we all know and love. You can follow Daro on Instagram @darosulakauri. Just be careful. You’ll get lost for hours. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
2. NATELA GRIGALASHVILI
Natela is one of Georgia’s most talented documentary photographers. She has spent years documenting remote Georgian villages. Her compelling portfolio is deeply personal and thought-provoking. It challenges us to confront our biases about places which are often hidden from view.
You can follow Natela on Instagram @Natela_Grigalashvili. While you’re at it you should check out her phenomenal Tbilisi-based documentary photography agency Kontakt Photos.
3. DINA OGANOVA
Dina’s photographic exposé ‘I Am Georgia‘ offers one of the most intimate glimpses of Georgian society we’ve come across. In the world of heavy-handed photoshopped images, Dina has managed to buck the trend and keep her work refreshingly personal.
If you don’t believe us take a look at her beautiful photography book – that she made by hand.
4. DATO KORIDZE
Dato’s work is hauntingly beautiful. Unfortunately for Instagram fans he keeps most of it close to his chest. So if you like his style you might want to meander over to his website for more.
4. GEORGE GOGUA
George made a splash on the international photography scene with his noteworthy ‘The Beauty of Soviet Architecture‘ series. But his portfolio runs much deeper.
You can follow George on Instagram, but while you’re at it you should check out some of his carefully curated series over on photoessay.ge. You won’t be disappointed.
Mariam’s photography focuses on the intersection of women and nature. She is one of Georgia’s most promising young photographers.