KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO GALLERY
I was born in Russia and started learning photography in local photo-studio "The Smile" 4 years ago. In 2016 I have got a membership in Russian Photo union. Here is a part of my portfolio http://www.photounion.ru/Show_User.php?unum=9551. I was a participant of many collective exhibitions in Russia. The first personal exhibition was set up in 2016. The winner of well known photo-contests such as "Best of Russia 2017", " Russian young photographers 2016" ( finalist ), the first place in a blic-contest of "Russian young photographers 2016", and the second place in the same contest in 2015, laureate diploma of international photocontest"The Hope" 2015. The winner of different tournaments in Russia.
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Aleksandra Vesnina
Born and currently based in Naples, Italy. I studied at the “Université Paris VII – Denis Diderot” in Paris thanks to a one-year scholarship. In 2007 I started working as a contributor and a photographer for several Italian newspapers. In 2009 I graduated in Sociology at the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II” with a dissertation in journalism, in which I analyzed the different slant between two newspapers: Le Monde (Paris) and Corriere della Sera (Milan). In 2010 I started the MA in photojournalism at the “Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli”, where I got my degree with honors. Some of my works have been exhibited in the PAN-Palazzo Arti Napoli (Italy), Castel dell’ Ovo (Naples, Italy), FotoLoft gallery (Russia), Biennal of Bibbiena (Italy), Palm Spring Photo Festival (California), Tel Aviv Photo Fair (Israel). I regularly publish in the National and International magazines, including Corriere della Sera, Internazionale, la Repubblica, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time and others. My research has been set in Italy, Romania, Tunisia, Egypt, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, France, Estonia, Spain and Malta telling stories related to current issues.
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Alessio Paduano
Andrey Semenov hail from Kostroma (b. 1976) – old and picturesque small town steeped in history. Now the artist is based in Moscow, Russia. Andrey Semenov’s works are focused on human-environment relationship, borders between person and state,
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Andrey Semenov
David Verberckt is an independent reportage photographer currently living in Budapest, Hungary. He has studied photography at “le 75” in Brussels between 1990 and 1993 and afterwards pursued studies in International Development at Bioforce in France. After exhibiting his first documentary reportages in the early nineties, David has turned to the aid agencies and has spent twenty years working worldwide in humanitarian emergency and development with Médecins Sans Frontières and later the EU. In early 2013, David left the international organizations to work as a professional photographer, full-time. His interest is to document and work close with people whose destinies are marred by social and political injustices, often living in deprived societies affected by latent or bygone conflicts. To contribute to the social responsibility and awareness and bring forth the changes to ameliorate the fate of the people whose life has been on the verge of existence, David aims to show the under-told stories to wider audiences. David has since been working on several projects such as Frozen Conflicts in the Caucasus depicting the ordinary people whose life is in limbo following the conflicts of the nineties and Palestinian Chronicles as a continuation of the series taken in early nineties, focusing on the daily realities of the numerous refugee camps' population. Recently, he is working on subjects depicting hard labour and seasonal migration flows in the overpopulated Bengal bay and documenting statelessness of Bihari and Rohingya. David is a national of Belgium, born in 1971. Solo exhibitions • Temporary Permanence - Brody studios, Budapest, Hungary - March 2015 • Frozen Conflicts - BlackBox, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - March 2015 • Palestinian Chronicles & Temporary permanence - Modul Memorije, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - April/May 2015 • Frozen Conflicts & Temporary Permanence - Bivak Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia - September 2015 • Frozen Conflicts - Verzio, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Budapest, Hungary - November 2015 • Rohingya - Modul Memorije, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - April 2017 • Frozen Conflicts/Palestinian Chronicles/Rohingya – Mediators Beyond Borders International Conference, The Hague The Netherlands, Oct 2017 • Rohingya – Refugee Awareness Week, University of California, Irvine, USA Group exhibitions, screenings, awards • Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi, Georgia – May 2016 • 3. Documentary Photograph Days, Istanbul, Turkey – May 2016 • Visa pour l’Image 2016, International Photojournalism Festival, Perpignan, France – Aug/Sep 2016 • Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad, India – September 2016 • Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore – Sep/Oct 2016 • Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia – December 2016 • Syngenta Photography Awards, Grow/Conserve, Somerset House London, UK – March 2017 • Youmanity 2017 photography award, The Everyday Heroine, London, UK, - Oct 2017 • European Month of Photography Bratislava, Slovakia, - Nov 2017 • Bethlehem Beyond the Wall, Museum of the Palestinian People, Wshington D.C., USA – Oct 2017- Mar 2018
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David Verberckt
Dominic Chiu is a freelance photographer based in Hong Kong. Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, he started his work in the finance field as a stock broker, while still keep pursuing photography focusing on both travel and portrait. His travel photography was used by the Tourism Board of Jordan and the Tourism Board of Canada for publicity.
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Dominic Chiu
BIO I was born in 1962 in Alger. I grow surrounded with the works of his great-uncle Henry Caillet, painter of the beginning of the 20th century, which took very early the bend of the cubism. At 30 years, on the occasion of a journey in Mali, I borrow the Polaroid of my father, himself passionate about photography, to be able to leave a photo to the children of the schools of the Dogon country. I never give it back. My job as information systems manager setting me more and more time, I abandon little by little the photography. At the end of 2013, I decided to work at full time on photography. I took part of numerous Festivals and exhibitions from 2014 to 2017. Self-taught photographer, I have followed a training about art printing at Ecole des Gobelins. I work on notion of time, the time which spends, the forgetting, the nostalgia, the no return sensation and the feeling that our existence will be very brief. Adding to this feeling, I have the fear that our world will quickly become ruined if we don't react. PUBLICATIONS Inaugural edition of Light Journal Museum Magazine (n°8 Humanity) "She's lost control", collective photographs book at Editions Charlotte Sometimes. Reponse photo, Chasseur d'images, Platform Magazine, The eye of photography PRIZE Public award at Rencontres photos de Chabeuil 2017 Finalist at Talents Contemporains 2017 of Fondation François Schneider Winner of Art & Sea residency Honorable Mention at Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA 2016) Finalist at Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards 2016 Bronze Medal from Société des Artistes Français at Art en Capital (2015) EXIBITIONS 2018 "Emoi photographique" Festival in Angoulème (march-april 2018) 2017 Transizioni Due festival (Transizioni Rassegna internazionale del film fotografico) at Bergame (Italy) Printemps de la photo de Romorantin (France) Focales en Vercors (France) Festival Photo de Montmelian (France) Rencontres photographiques de Chabeuil.(France) Festival Planche(s) Contact, in Deauville. (France) 2016 Confrontations Gessiennes (Gex,France) Barrobjectif (Barro,France) Polaroid Festival (Paris,France) Kolga Tbilissi Photo Festival (Tbilissi, Géorgia) Biennale internationale de l’image (Nancy,France) 2015 Photo Kathmandu (Katmandou, Népal) Parcours Phot’Aix (Aix en Provence,France) Art en capital à Paris (Grand Palais, Paris,France) Off des Rencontres photographiques du Xe (Paris,France) Itinéraires photographiques en Limousin (Limoges,France) Salon de la photographie contemporaine (Paris,France) Printemps de la photographie (Romorantin,France) Expolaroid (Montélimar, Galerie Le Quai,France) Rendez-vous de l’image (Strasbourg,France) 2014 Salon des beaux arts (Paris,France) Art en Capital (Paris,France) Présence(s) Photographie (Montélimar,France) Les Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert (France) Salon d’art actuel de l’Ile de Ré (France) Rencontres photographiques d’Art’lon (Arlon, Belgique) Expolaroïd (Pola Café, Lyon,France) Salon des Peintres de la Marine (Trocadéro, Paris,France)
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Gerard Staron
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
I was born in 1985 in Isfahan, Iran. After graduating from university in Tehran with an M.Sc degree in Geomorphology as well as a strong education in IT, I emigrated to the UAE, and after a short time, I resettled in Georgia. While living in Georgia and working in a media art studio, I became interested in photography. Initially, I began taking pictures of my surroundings with my phone’s camera. After a while, I pursued the field of photography with a professional camera, and with my brother’s support, I began to learn and advance in this profession in a self-instructive manner. Since I consider the world around me from a realistic perspective, my photography subjects are affected by this viewpoint. Hence, first in the context of street photography and portraits and later in documentary photography, I began to record the grief, happiness, social actions, and problems in my surrounding community. Within two years of entering the world of professional photography, I have attained several awards and achievements in various international competitions, including the Sony World Photography Awards, The International Photography Award (IPA), Monochrome Photography Awards, The Independent Photographer, ND awards, Monovisions Photography Awards, All About Photo Awards, and more. Moreover, I have exhibited my work in several countries, including the United States, Greece, Germany, and Hungry. I am currently working on several art-photography combination projects in a modern style, which are slightly different from my previous works.
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Hossein Fardinfard