KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO GALLERY
Dato Koridze is a documentary photographer and a journalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. My first encounter with photography was in my childhood. I remember my summer holidays in a village, and a photographer, the only one in that region. At the age of 19 I started photographing more consciously. I didn’t have a camera and there was no one to explain some basics to me. I did it on my own. I kept on looking through a lot of websites of famous photographers, their stories, watched some movies. Actually, it last till now. So, for me, documentary photography is the best way of telling stories, that are happening around me. I work for RFE/RL Tbilisi. I’m a host at the morning show. Also, I’m teaching photography to youngsters at Nata Buachidze’s Studio.
Biography
Dato Koridze

Road


After a busy day at work, I take the same road everyday. The way back home was a typical routine for me, until I started taking pictures of people, buildings, bus stops on the way. I became a spectator of the things happening around. For example, I noticed florist girl and sunflower seeds seller disappeared and being replaced by a billboard. I saw a growing belly of a gipsy girl, whose husband used to visit her everyday with kids. I felt like I knew all of them. It is a game to defeat monotony.
I'm from Israel. Married and the mother of 13 year old boy. In my work I architecture practical engineer at a large hospital in northern Israel. Loves to shoot with the mobile phone and enjoy it very much. Always curious to learn more, try different photography techniques and new editing applications. I shoot mostly street scenes and portraits, trying to capture intimate moments. Daily I get to work by train or bus. For two hours I’m in a place with different people each day. At first, to pass time, I’ve been only observing them and tried to guess where they’re going, what their story and what they are dealing with. Along with this observation I discovered various intimate moments and started to take pictures secretly. I was surprised about the results. It's all about people. https://www.instagram.com/dinalf/ https://www.facebook.com/dina.alfasi http://vsco.co/dinalf/ https://www.eyeem.com/u/dinalf https://twitter.com/dinalf
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Dina Alfasi

Everyday Moments


People are great inspiration. I shoot mostly street scenes and portraits, trying to capture intimate moments. Daily I get to work by train or bus. For two hours I’m in a place with different people each day. At first, to pass time, I’ve been only observing them and tried to guess where they’re going, what their story and what they are dealing with. Along with this observation I discovered various intimate moments and started to take pictures secretly. I was surprised about the results. I attempt to convey emotion and story. Each person is a world, each with its own story. With photography and editing, I try to pass it away as I see from my perspective. Happy moments, sad, funny, moments that make thought or feeling to those who view the photo. Every day human moments. (More photos on one shot category) #MyDTrainMoments #MyDBusMoments
Originally hailing from the picturesque region of Baikal, artist Elena Anosova (born in 1983) is currently based in Moscow and Irkutsk. Anosova’s work is centered around lives of women in closed institutions. The impulse of research of such communities arose in a reflection of her teenage period spent at the closed rehabilitation boarding school. She would like to takes a closer look at the dynamic interplay of processes of isolation and surveillance, at unique qualities of emotional and social relationships within restrictions of artificially insulated societies. Also Elena Anosova works with subjects of borders, identity and collective memory in the territory of Siberia and Russian Far East.
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Elena Anosova

Out of the way


The project was created on the far away territories of the Extreme North of Russia, where bad accessibility and isolation, special relationship with nature and following the century-long ways of life involve unique mythology of the region where the fictional things are very often more important than modern reality. These lands are immersed into the flow of their own life activity, where the past and the present surprisingly interlace. Nowadays the population of the village is 100 adults and the closest town is 300 km away, there are no roads and the only thing that connects it with civilisation is the helicopter that shuttles twice a month. Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily in there, it is intricately woven into the local way of life.
Irakli Dzneladze is a man, for whom the whole life is a brilliant and exciting spectacle. A man, who is carrying his camera 24 hours a day, only to bring to us all the things happening around him. Let’s suppose that on first sight, these events don’t have anything to do with us… But if you look deeper in his pictures you’ll see something very close to you. Even in fine art works first of all you’ll see the life as it is, with all its sometimes so sad and pale tones. It’s not flashy, image-saturated shots, which are everywhere today. This is not edited and retouched images with fake flowers and people. This is life, in all its colors …” Rati Chiburdanidze art critic. Education 2000-2004 Roerich Art school, St Petersburg. Qualification in art restoration and conservation. 2004-2008 Batumi State University. Journalism. 2006-2007… Kiev Photography School. 2012-2013 PROGRAMME EURODYSSEE –STAGE (Entreprise d’accueil: Caravansarai, Echanges Artistiques, Poste Occupé : Assistant Photographe (France, Paris) Solo exhibitions 2012 “Everyone is a holder of his own world” Uzbekistan ,Tashkent 2010 The And. Georgia, Batumi 2009 Frontier, gallery oksar, Odessa, Ukraine. 2008 Parallel Illusions, gallery Ra, Kiev, Ukraine. 2007 Portrait, Chernogovo, Ukraine. Group exhibitions 2012 Come and Celebrate With Me, artist run space, Batumi. 2010 Tradition, Gomel, Belarus. 2009 Me and Main Friends, gallery Mars, Moscow, Russia. 2008 Project Urban-Club, Batumi, Georgia. 2005 Graphic, Art Hall, Batumi, Georgia. 2003 My Painting, Roerich Art School, St. Petersburg, Russia. Projects Citizens of Batumi- historical photo. Hang It All, group exhibition in project space, Batumi. F/11 Art Club Contemporary art space Batumi
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Irakli Dzneladze

For the first time in Batumi


On March 12 in Batumi took place clashes between the police and protesters. 40 people were detained, 21 were injured. The police had to use rubber bullets and tear gas after the crowd set fire to 7 cars and began throwing a police station with stones. Protest actions were preceded by a change of police in the city of Batumi. Within a month, police from another Georgian city completely replaced those who had worked in Batumi for several years. This is common practice for Georgia. The new police began to actively penalize people who broke the rules of the road. The violence broke out after a man refused to accept a fine for parking in the wrong location. This was followed by the arrest of several people, after which a crowd of mostly young aggressively minded men came to the police building on the same day. Ongoing investigation.
Javier Arcenillas Humanist, Psychologist at the Complutense University of Madrid He teaches documentary photography at the International School PICA He develops humanitarian essays where the main characters are integrated in societies that borders and sets upon any reason or human rights in a world that becomes increasingly more and more indifferent. His most complete news articles outside Spain can be read in Time, CNN, IL Magazine, Leica Magazine, Der Spiegel, Stern, GEO, National Geographic, El Mundo, La Tercera, El periódico de Guatemala as most important magazines.Their final reports and publications can be seen in PAPEL Magazine, El Pais Newspaper on the websites El Conficencial and VICE News.
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Javier Arcenillas

Transnistria


There is a state ( not Recognized) that refuses to say ”Goodbye” to Lenin. Amid Ukraine and Moldova, which became independent in the 90s, this vestige of the CCCP lives wich 320€ Salary a year and a fine tourist who can not find accomodation in 10 hours
My name is José Luis Barcia Fernandez and I am 40 years old. I was born in Pola de Siero, Asturias, a beautiful region in the north Spain and I am currently living in Madrid. I have a Chemistry degree and I work as a logistics manager in a multinational retail company. I am interested in street and architecture photography and I only shoot with mobile phones.
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José Luis Barcia Fernández

Symbols and signs


In this series I present 10 street photographs, all candid, in which geometry of light and shadows prevails in the composition. Almost like a continuation of the new Bauhaus style, the conductive thread of the series are underexpositions and high contrast lighting, in which the subjects wander in a continuous search of light. Beyond documentary issues, I prefer to focus on expressing emotions and moods through the use of light, giving certain mystery to routine scenes of daily life. I am currently living in Madrid, but I come from Pola de Siero, a beautiful little village in Asturias, in north of Spain. When I came to Madrid, I noticed that solitude, stress and alienation of the big cities, which I found really interesting and impelled me to go out to explore and take photos. This process helped me to get to know the city and get myself adapted to this new environment.
Dr. Joshua Sariñana was born in San José, California. He obtained his neuroscience degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joshua has had a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, shown at the SoHo Arthouse in New York City, the Houston Center for Photography, and at Photoville. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, American Photgraphy, and the iPhone Photography Awards. In addition, Joshua's work has been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and Time, and the BBC. One of his images was also licensed for an iPhone 6 commercial.
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Joshua Sariñana

Image of Structure


I always have at least one camera with me at all times, and now that I have a toddler most of my images are made between work and home. Because I work across the street from the Stata Center — which contains the Computer Science and Artificial Laboratory (CSAIL) and Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, among other things — I come across the building several times a day. It’s an easy building to shoot in that it lends itself to photography, and I’m constantly bumping into people taking a photo of it. However, it’s difficult to make a unique image of the building that stands out from the plethora of photos online.
I started with photography thanks to my father. One day he entrusted me his Fujitsu, and he told me: "Do what you have to do, do what you want to do". So, I started taking pictures of my friends and my city, Bari. 10 yers ago I bought my first digital camera. During the Literature's studies I approached the political, mostly immigration, university struggle, anti-fascist and anti-evictios movement. I realized some reportage and exhibition. In the same time I started taking picitures with my phone around the city, on the train or bus. 2 years ago I graduated in Literature with a work on Robert Capa's iconic photos. In these years I have slowly abandoned politics and my digital camera. Indeed, I started taking pics only with my phone. So, I started the project "Landscapes" which still continues; I made about 400 pictures, from 2012 to today. Last december I published my work with Out Of The Phone project, in Paris. In February, I participated in an collective exhibition at TAG - Tevere Art Gallery curated by Luciano Corvaglia, one of the most important printer in Italy. Last November have been included among the 35 best mobile photographers of the world selected by THE SMART VIEW magazine. I'm 28. I love hip-hop, jazz, poetry, history books. One day, in Bari, Francesco Zizola told me: "Wishes for good light".
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Lorenzo Mangialardi

Landscapes


I started this project in 2012. At the beginning I photographed many people on the train, during the trip from home to University. But, when I graduated I came down from the trains and I decided to walk around the streets. I called it ”Landscapes” because I believe that the landscape is not only the natural one, or the ”classic photographic” one. I believe that a child watching at the windows is a ladscape; a street lamp turned on at night is a landscape. I not created a reportage, I not to talk about a story. I think that every single image can tell a story. The only thing that binds together all the images is the photographic language, some gestures, the whites and the blacks of Light. Georges Brassens, the legendary french singer said ”A la compagne de voyage / Dont les yeux, charmant paysage”