KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO GALLERY
Anna Ivantsova was born in 1993 in Moscow, Russia. She worked as a staff photographer in “Vechernaya Moskva” newspaper (The Evening Moscow) since 2011 till 2016. In 2013 was selected as a participant of the journalism exchange program by the ICFJ (Washington DC) and worked as an intern for two weeks in “The Advocate” newspaper (Baton Rouge, LA, USA). In 2017 was selected to attend The New York Times Portfolio Review. Also in 2017 was a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop (USA) and the Angkor Photo Workshop (Cambodia). In 2018 was selected as a participant of Nikon-Noor Academy with Nina Berman, Sebastian Liste and Tanya Habjouqa in Warsaw, Poland. Anna’s works were published in The New York Times LensBlog, TakieDela.ru, Meduza, The Hollywood Reporter (Russian edition), Rolling Stones (Russian edition) and others.
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Anna Ivantsova

Motherland


”Russia is an enormous plain across which wander mischievous men” - Anton Chekhov How can you describe Russia? How can I describe Russia? I’ll try. Huge territory full of love and pain, mysteries and candor, faith and disbelief, ice and fire. I’m trying to tell about my love to the motherland by my own words and photographs. That’s why it’s not an attempt to break stereotypes, to argue, to prove something to somebody but the try to share my impressions and feelings with you
I am Annie Davarashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently, for already 3 years I work at the country's biggest cultural complex - Georgian National Museum in public relations team. From the very childhood, I was fascinated with arts and museums and as my life got connected to it, photography has become the way to express my attitude. Years earlier I was more into film photography, but now, as life has become more intense mobile has partly replaced it. Apart from museums, street photography, minimalism, details and symmetry in common things is what catches my eyes.
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Annie Davarashvili

Symmetry in Public Spaces


Symmetry in everyday life that refers to a sense of harmonious proportion and balance. *please note, that the photos should also be considered as a whole concept - as in the last uploaded sample image.
Born in 1977 in Jastrzebie Zdroj (Poland), Damian Chrobak is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers since 2010, founder of Un-Posed – street photography collective assembling several leading artists of this stream who were born in Poland but work in different countries. After studying at Academy of Photography in Warsaw, Poland, Damian Chrobak moved to London in 2004, where he completed a Black & White Photography course at the University of Arts in London. Since then he is documenting city’s street life. His works were published in United Kingdom, Germany, United States of America, New Zealand, Poland and other European countries. Currently photographer is based in London and working on his documentary and street photography projects.
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Damian Chrobak

Make-up line


Times are changing, so are customs. Taboos are breaking down. We are the ones who violate them one after another. At the centre of all this are large crowds of people – and the big cities they inhabit.The more of us there are present, with less space left around us, the more anonymous we feel. We don’t feel prepared to notice what is right or wrong.Is checking your make-up, or actually doing it all from scratch, in public places acceptable? Or not? Does it indicate lack of manners, coarseness or simply being bold? Or should we rather say it is a sign of independence and managing your time properly…
Dieter Röseler 1966 born in Cologne 1985 ‘Abitur’ – German High School graduation 1985-1987 compulsory community service 1987-1990 traineeship in photography May 1989 participation in the International Workshop for trainees in their second year of apprenticeship, run by the Central Association of German Professional Photographers and conducted by Herlinde Koelbl Since June 1990 freelance photographer for, amongst others, DaimlerChrysler AG, German Telecom AG, Focus Magazine Group, L’Obs, NCR Ltd., Spiegel, Stern, Vodafone D2 Ltd., Volkswagen AG, World Business etc. Sept 2000 First major artistic project BlowUp 2000 Since 2009 represented by the laif Agency for Photos and Reports Nov 2012 participation in the laif workshop "Scratching the Surface" by Jan Grarup in Berlin June 2013 participation in the Jan Grarup workshop "Generations" in Copenhagen, Denmark Sept 2014 participation in the joint exhibition and the photobook "Chargesheimer reloaded", Cologne Nov 2014 participation in the DFA-Portfolio-Walk in Hamburg Oct 2015 individual exhibition "Deutschland 5 Uhr 30" (Germany five thirty a.m.) in the Hotel Worpsweder Tor, Worpswede Oct-Nov 2015 individual exhibition "Deutschland 5 Uhr 30" in the Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne Since Feb 2016 series of works from "Deutschland 5 Uhr 30" on laifgallery.de July-Sept 2016 individual exhibition "Deutschland 5 Uhr 30" in the Dokumentationszentrum Prora on the island of Rügen
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Dieter Roeseler

Photography is Sex


In February 2016 I was visited by the 'Black Dog', as Sir Winston Churchill liked to call his depression. A residential stint in a psychiatric clinic over several weeks during the summer was just as unsuccessful at putting a stop to it as the attempts made by my partner, my family and my close friends. After my release in September 2016, I retreated 'voluntarily' into total social isolation – my mother being the only person able to get through to me. I didn't take a single picture, for months. Not until the 19th January 2018 – my sister's birthday – did I begin to paint with light again – inspired by a beautifully submissive soul. This is the diary of that area of conflict where dominance and submission meet, which also marked the beginning of the end of the authority the Black Dog held over my soul. It begins in the virtual world and, leaving 'traces', finds its way to reality.
I’m Dina, from Israel. Mother of 14 year old boy. In my work I’m Architecture practical engineer. I always loved to photograph, but digital photography for about 14 years, and mobile photography over 8 years. I shoot mostly street scenes and portraits, trying to capture intimate moments. I attempt to convey emotion and story. With Photography, I try to pass everyday moments as I see from my perspective. The world of photography fascinates me and has become a way of life for me. My photographs have been shown worldwide and thanks to the social networks I have known many photographers from other countries and I enjoy being inspired by them.
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Dina Alfasi

Suits and Brides


Suits and Brides. Streets of Bnei Brak, Israel. The city of Bnei Brak is the city of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish majority. The place has an atmosphere and uniqueness throughout the year, especially during Jewish holidays. For hundreds of years, on Purim holiday, everyone, adults and children, dress up in different customs. As you can see, the girls' favorite costume is bride. The combination of the white dresses with the men's suits creates a rare sight of small brides marching alongside their father.
Elizaveta Vdovina was born in Moscow in 1993. She is working at the intersection of documentary and art photography. Studied Photojournalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow). Since 2017 she is a student of Rodchenko Art School (Moscow). Since 2013 she has been participating in different exhibitions among them are Pozor (Gallery Perelotnyy Kabak; Moscow, Russia), Svojo-Chuzhoe (Rodchenko Art School; Moscow, Russia); Solyanka (union Photocentre; Moscow, Russia), Stolknovenije (Zverevskiy Center of Contemporary Art; Moscow Russia). In her artistic practice Elizaveta addresses the topics of visualizing all sorts of boundary conditions: the human psyche and consciousness, human interaction with the outside world etc. Currently lives in Moscow.
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Elizaveta Vdovina

The Hospital


It was the night. The phone was clinging. We were called from the ambulance. My father was in the hospital. It happened when he was driving the bike, going home from the work in the small town in Moscow Oblast. Some passer-by found him lying on the street, being unconscious, with his head broken. I was shocked and had a fear to visit him. His head was all in bruises and although he was in consciousness, it was unclear as far could he recover. When eventually I brought myself to come I still was so depressed, it was still so scary and so painfully that I was avoiding looking. The only one I could do was to take photos. I was handing my phone in front of me like a shield. Through the small mobile-screen, I was trying to look at the big world, too close and too harmful. And these photos of wards and hospital corridors became the kind of reflection of my feelings in the situation.
Filipe Bianchi lives and works in Lisboa, Portugal. Discovered photography in high school. Studied architecture, but photography has always been present in his life. In the first years worked in a studio, nowadays prefers to shoot on the street with the available light. His work was published in various national and international publications and exhibited worldwide.
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Filipe Bianchi

The yellow stripes


Looking down I found a series of colourful details that make this series. These images are almost like abstract canvases of the colours that surround us. Yellow is present in every image, because it is used all around to grab attention. In big cities everyone fights for your attention so the yellow colour is very present.
Giorgi Nakashidze was born on 16th of January, 1987 in Batumi, city located on the coast of the Black Sea in Georgia. In parallel to secondary school, Giorgi attended private lessons for drawing since he was six years old. As his interest in painting was growing, he continued his education in Nikoloz Kandelaki Art College. Giorgi successfully graduated from college in 2006 with his degree in painting. Afterwards, he expanded his painting skills and concentrated on graphic drawing. For a few years Giorgi worked in an advertising agency as advertising designer. In 2009, he discovered his passion for photography and took his path as a photographer since then. Giorgi’s works encompass various styles, focusing more on street, mountains, nature and portraits as well. As a person living in the coastal city, Giorgi has strong feeling of sea which is distinctly depicted in his photos. Black and white photography holds significant part of his works. Giorgi’s future plans include travelling acoss different continents to photograph local people with various ethnic origins.
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Giorgi Nakashidze

“Coordinate 41”


This series is about relationship between sea and its people. It illustrates emotions, vibes, mood and energy that sea brings to people through its waves. Photos depict representatives of various generations spending their lives by the sea. These are the scenes that are left behind during crowded summers. “Coordinate 41” is a story about happiness and solitude standing side by side, about limitless space and handpicked moments.