KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO GALLERY
I Was Born 1983 - TEHRAN - IRAN . I,m a Self-Experience Photographer. I Started Photography by CANON ftb that my DAD give me ,When I was 12 years old. in 22 i bought my first Compact Digital camera and i started my Professional work as a Photojournalist at Iranian Student News Agency ( ISNA ) in 2006 until now. I love documentary photography and street photography. I living in Middle East , The locate of Tense And Politicized. So I Understand My Situation And Always Try to Way to advertise and be effective in promoting peace in the region.
Biography
Amin Khosroshahi

PLASCO COLLAPSE


Plasco Building was Icon of Modernism in Tehran which collapsed during the huge and extensive fire at 19 January 2017. The collapse of this 16 stairs building cause in death of 16 firefighters and more than 10 sellers and workers who were inside the building at the time of the fire (11:05 AM). Fire spread rapidly in a way that period between flames and the collapse took less than 3 hours, but debris process and corpse search continued nearly 10 days. This catastrophe was a huge shock for Iranian people and government and arouse lots of questions and challenges regarding the crisis management.
Annick Donkers is a documentary photographer from Antwerp, Belgium who currently lives in Mexico City. After obtaining a Masters degree in Psychology, she decided to specialize in photography. She has received a grant from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2008 and was selected to participate in the 2008 Seminar on Contemporary Photography at the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She was one of the winners at the Survival International Competition (2015), won an award at the San José Photo Festival in Uruguay, at the Sony Awards in UK, at the MIFA awards in Russia, at the IPA awards in USA, at the TIFA awards in Tokyo, she received an honorable mention at the Px3 Prix de la Photo in Paris, has been selected at Latin American Photography vol.5 in New York and for the cover of Dodho magazine in Spain (2016).
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Annick Donkers

Lucha Libre Extrema


The Lucha Libre Extrema series emerged from a growing interest I had in Mexican professional wrestling. I was soon drawn towards sub-genres of the sport such as Lucha Libre Exótica and Lucha Extrema. This semi-clandestine hardcore genre is currently prohibited in Mexico City because of how dangerous it is, but events still take place outside the capital, notably at a car wash-turned-arena in Tulancingo, the village where El Santo, Mexico’s most famous pro wrestler, was born. The participants receive professional training and are paid a little bit more because of the risks they take. They perform with a variety of weapons: chairs, thumbtacks, wire, and fluorescent lights, turning the ring into a war zone. Yet the community of luchadores “extremos” is closely knit and few outsiders have gained access. Mexico has been a very violent place in recent years. As such, I found it fascinating that people were drawn to the dangerous world of Lucha Libre Extrema and turned my camera to the audience in an attempt to understand why.
Camillo Pasquarelli was born in Rome in 1988. Only after completing his studies in political science and anthropology decides to devote himself entirely to the reportage. With a strong training in visual anthropology, he attend several schools and workshop in Italy and abroad. Nowadays, he deals with documentary photography through the combination of the anthropological approach and the photographic medium. In 2015 he spend five months in the valley of Kashmir for an anthropological research about the indo-pakistan conflict and separatist kashmiri political sentiments. In 2016 he covered the anti-indian uprising.
Biography
Camillo Pasquarelli

The Endless Winter of Kashmir


Since the end of the british dominion, the kashmiri struggle for azadi – freedom – has gone through different chapters: an armed insurgency during the nineties was crushed by indian troops pitilessly, and now the generation grown up during that period has decided to fight with stones. For this young boys there is no doubt: India is carrying out an unlawful occupation, only possible thanks to the 600.000 troops that make Kashmir one of the most militarized zone in the world. A new summer of clashes, curfew, martyrs and repression came after the killing of Burhan Wani, the commander of a kashmiri armed group, by the security forces on july 2016. Despite this fresh anger, the people of Kashmir are trapped into an endless winter of suffering lives hoping to see one day flourishing the spring of azadi.
David Klammer I Photographer Jakob-Kneip-Str. 38 I 51105 Koeln I Germany I ph +49 171 837 94 51 I info@davidklammer.com I www.davidklammer.com Vita: born 29.08.1961 in West-Berlin 1996 Diploma Kommunikationsdesign Uni GHS Essen (Folkwangschule) with Prof. Angela Neuke and Prof. Klaus Armbruster Prices and Awards: 1997: BFF Price for the best Diploma in Photography DAAD Grant 2004: VG Bild Grant for "1000 Bhopals" 2005: Appointment by the DFA (Deutsche Fotografische Akademie) 2006: Nominated for Fringe Festival Award during the Reencontre in Arles, „Age of Kali“. 2007: World Press Photo 3rd Prize Sport Feature Series (Soccer Fans at World Football Championship 2006) 2010: Kulturwerk BILDKUNST Grant for Photo-Project "Hard Work" 2011: Hasselblad Award Semi-Finalist Shortlisted for DZ Bank Price 2012: Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie 1. Preis Repor
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David Klammer

Living in Utopia


Auroville is an experimental townshop in southern India, founded almost 50 years ago to become a place of human unity, regardless of race, belief for people from all over the world to live together in peace, spirituality and progressive harmony. Today Auroville has more than 2.600 citizens and shortly before its anniversary struggling with its past and future. My Reportage ”Living in Utopia” shows the lives of its people between spirituality and contemplation.
David was born in Lima on September 28, 1983. Since the university was interested in capturing the reality around him through images, either with a pocket camera or roll. That exploration it deeper into the world of photography and was in 2010 that he decided to dedicate himself to his passion in full. Since then he has worked for major news organizations in Lima (Newspaper La Primera, 2010-2013, La República, 2013-2017, Peru21, 2017-today) with prestigious national and international level. He has participated in several photographic competitions winning several of them and exposing their work nationally and internationally. He is currently working on own social projects.
Biography
David Martín Huamaní Bedoya

Death in the heights


In the heights of Huancavelica and Junín (Peru) many are the problems that are crossed. One of them directly affects the situation of thousands of people who are engaged in raising alpacas, sheep and cattle in general. The low temperatures, which occur due to work being done at more than 4 thousand meters above sea level, and the lack of infrastructure causes thousands of animals to die from the cold, affecting the workers themselves in their health and economy.
Dina Litovsky’s work examines social performances and group interactions in both public and private spaces. Dina was born in Ukraine and moved to New York in 1991. After receiving her bachelor degree in Psychology from NYU, Dina turned to photography and earned her MFA graduate degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2010. Dina’s work has won many awards most recently including American Photography 33/32, POYi 2016 (2nd place), NPPA Best of Photojournalism (1st Place), PDN Photo Annual and the International Photography Awards (1st Place). In 2014, Dina was selected for PDN 30, New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Her work has been published in Time, The New York Times, National Geographic, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Stern, GQ, Wired, Photo District News, Fotomagazin, Popular Mechanics and many others. Dina is represented by Anastasia Photo gallery in NYC and Redux Pictures.
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Dina Litovsky

Santa Claus Convention


More than 1000 participants, including 750 professional Santas Claus impersonators, attended Discover Santa 2016, the largest professional Santa convention in the world held in Branson, Missouri. For several days, Santas engaged in group activities such as the Parade of Red Suits, Sno-lympics, and gala dinners. Discover Santa also offered workshops giving tips on a variety of subjects, from properly grooming the beard to calming crying kids. Many of the Santas are retired professionals or veterans, who found their calling through volunteer work at children's charities and hospitals. The men take their job very seriously, preparing for the short but intense period of work all through the year. The series was photographed for National Geographic digital.
Farshid is a freelance photographer based in Tabriz, Iran. He was born in 22 July 1987. He's father was an amateur photographer. Sometimes he took the landscape pictures and portraits of family members. Farshid started photography for understanding the Life after his father died in since 2006. Also he studied General Psychology at the University. In 2010 he started professionally work with some news agencies in Iran until 2014. He’s works has been published internationally on news agencies such as New York Times, Washington Post, Reuters, associated press, Agence France-Press… Awards and Festivals: -shortlisted for the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD 2016 with "From Labyrinth" project. -RIGA PHOTOMONTH 2016 for "From Labyrinth" project. -Sheed Grant (Iranian social documentary photography grant) 2016 for " The suicide of butterflies" project.
Biography
Farshid Tighehsaz

Hawraman


Hawraman’s people call this ritual “Wedding of Pir-e Shaliar.” The ceremony is indicative of the active participation of people in social and cultural events, and every year it is held more gloriously than before. Although this ritual is referred to as a wedding, it is in essence a traditional ceremony during which people pray to God. Hawraman is a mountainous region located within the provinces of the Iraqi Kurdistan and Kermanshah which is situated in western Iran. Pir (saint/magi) Shalyar is one of the historical temples being located among them. According to historians and local residents, Pir Shalyar was Jamasb’s son and Jamasb was one of the Zoroastrian spiritual leaders who lived in Hawraman. Pir Shalyar is believed to have cured a princess and married her, the ceremony marks their marriage.
Hannes Wiedemann * 1991 in Hof (Germany), based in Berlin info@hanneswiedemann.com Education 2013 – 2017 Ostkreuz School of Photography, Berlin 2011 – 2013 History (Philosophy, Media), Leipzig University Exhibitions (selection) 2017 Lodz Photo Festival, Exhibition cureated by Augustin Rebetez (tba) 2017 New Photography II, Gallery ALAN, Istanbul 2016 HUMAN UPGRADE: Susanna Hertrich & Hannes Wiedemann, Galerie der Schader-Stiftung/Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt 2016 documentaries dispersed, Meinblau, EMOP Berlin 2016 Grinders, Book Launch & Installation, Loris, Berlin 2016Istanbul Photobook Festival, Shortlist Dummy Award, Istanbul 2015 MASHUP (contr. Letter to Lagat), Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth 2014 Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin Publications (selection) Grinders, self-published, Berlin 2016 Letter to Lagat (contribution), Strzelecki Books, Cologne 2015 Haus der Kulturen der Welt / HKW Technosphere Magazine, Dossier Human dfa-Magazin (Deutsche Fotografische Akademie) DUMMY Magazin FOG documentaries dispersed
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Hannes Wiedemann

Grinders


In rural small towns in the United States hackers are working on merging man and machine. They develop devices and gadgets to implant into their own bodies, becoming guinea pigs of a transhuman future. Their risky experiments and strong faith into technology’s emancipatory potential challenges science, medicine and ethics equally. Hannes Wiedemann followed the US-american bodyhacking community in 2015/16. The age-long myth of enhancement, the future, and innovation, today, is predominantly illustrated via an aesthetics of smooth interfaces; he counters with make-shift arrangements, dirty interiors, and ruthless high-resolution images of corporality. Recent exhibitions of 'Grinders' include NEW PHOTOGRAPHY II (2017) at Gallery ALAN, Istanbul, and HUMAN UPGRADE Susanna Hertrich & Hannes Wiedemann (2016) at Schader-Stiftung Gallery/Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt.