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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
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
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. 2017 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Category: Reportage, One Shot, Mobile, documentary 2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Category: Reportage, One Shot, Mobile 2014,2015,2016 participant at Tbilisi Photo Festival 2014 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - 100 best photos (featured in annual catalogue) 2009 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - 100 best photos (featured in annual catalogue)
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Dato Koridze
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
Fabian Ritter was born 1992 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. Growing up between a franconian small town, austrian mountains and german „No-Go Areas“, he is interested in artistic and documentary approaches to photography. Fabian studies photography at Fachhochschule Dortmund since Autumn 2014 and is about to finish his Bachelor Degree this year. In his documentary work, he focuses mostly on social issues and tensions while he has a wide range of topics in more artistic approaches to photography.
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Fabian Ritter
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
Helmut Hergarten Lives with architecture, photography and video Study of architecture Co-Founder of NEW RHYTHMIX - Dance & Movement in Multimedia - with Vera Koppehel (CH) and Martje Brandsma (NL) Book THE METROPOLITANS Book WELCOME families & friends 2012 - 07 Exhibition SEHNSUCHT NACH FREUDE Endstation Königswinter, DE 2013 - 10 Multiple video installations and performance Alanus Alfter, DE 2014 - 02 Video installation BLAUW BLEUE BLUE and performance Leiden, NL 2014 - 03 Video installation IL PASSAGIO and performance Bonn, DE 2016 - 04 Exhibition WELCOME Kunsträume Michael Horbach Köln, DE 2016 - 07 Video installation THE REFUGEE PASSAGE and performance Bonn, DE 2016 - 09 Exhibition WELCOME Rathaus Alfter, DE 2016 - 10 Exhibition WELCOME Salzkirche Werben/Elbe, DE 2016 - 12 Exhibition WELCOME 6 Kirchen Alfter, DE 2017 - 01 Exhibition WELCOME IHK Köln, DE 2017 – 05 Video & Performance BLAUW BEUE BLUE Kammermusiksaal Bonn, DE 2017 – 05 Kolga shortlisted FORGET ABOUT Kolga Festival Tbilisi, GE 2017 – 07 Group Exhibition FORGET ABOUT Königswinter, DE 2017 – 09 Video ZEICHEN St. Peter Cologne, DE
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Helmut Hergarten
Name: Irakli Sharashidze Address: 43 Mtskheta Str, Tbilisi, Georgia Tel: Home: + (995-32) 224 511 Mob: + (995-551) 999 914 E-mail: isharashidze@yahoo.com Date of birth: December 5, 1984 Marital status Married Citizenship: Georgia Qualifications: 1990-2001 “School of Tomorrow” , Tbilisi, Georgia 2001-2003 Fine Art Colleague, Tbilisi, Georgia Faculty of Architecture 2003 Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia Faculty of Architecture Activities: 2007 Participated in the training organized by City Transport Office (Elaborated Plan of Traffic Project of Tbilisi) Work Experiences : 2000 – Till Today Animator at Tbilisi State Marionette Theatre 2008 – 2009 Project Manager at “Ashtrom” – Road rehabilitation project 2009 – 2010 Project Manager at “Finroad” – Road Rehabilitation project 2010-2011 Project Manager at Advertising Company “L Group” Computer Skills: Windows, Photoshop, Internet Languages: Georgian-Native Russian-Fluent English- Good
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Irakli Sharashidze