Daro Sulakauri is a Georgian photojournalist. She was born in the Caucasus nation of Georgia and currently lives in Tbilisi. After obtaining a degree from the Department of Cinematography at the Tbilisi State University, she moved to New York to study photography at the International Center of Photography. Before graduating in 2006, she was awarded the John and Mary Phillips Scholarship as well as being recognized by the ICP Director's Fund.
Upon completing her studies, she returned to the Pankisi Gorge in her native Georgia to document a hidden narrative of the Chechen conflict in an outpost of refugees who crossed to Georgia from Chechnya and have remained in relative isolation ever since. The project won second place of the Magnum Foundation's Young Photographer in the Caucasus award in 2009.
Daro has won a Lensculture award for her story on early marriages in mini series as well as EU prize for journalism and Human Rights House prize in London. She was included in a list of 30 under 30 Women Photographers and Photo District News' 30 emerging photographers to watch. She is a participant of World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2017.
As a freelance photographer, her work has been published in National Geographic, der Spiegel, New York Times Lens, Mother Jones and Forbes Magazine.
2017 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass , 2016 - Winner, 2015 - Winner, 2015 - FInalist, 2014 - Selected, 2013 - Shortlist, 2013 - Winner, 2012 - Winner, 2011 - Selected, 2009 - 2nd Place
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Chechen refugee settlement
From the series,"Terror Incognita".
GEORGIA. Pankisi Gorge, a Chechen refugee settlement. May. 2008. Chechen Boys. Pankisi has no jobs for the young men to start working. Without any money, they cannot step outside Pankisi. Because the Georgian government has not yet supported them with any legal documents, it's impossible for them to search for jobs in the city.
Euromaidan. Protestors napping
Ukraine, Kiev. Euromaidan. Protesters napping.
Civil Unrest in Kiev began on the night of 21 November 2013 with public protests
demanding closer European integration.
#Euromaidan is a group of photos taken during the civil unrest in Ukraine, Kiev and made
viral via Instargram.
I was inspired by the people on Euromaidan who were protesting for what they believed in,
standing outside in a freezing cold.
I decide to travel to Ukraine, in urge of seeing for myself what protest was like in a different
country and where it would lead to. I wanted to document the moments I felt emotional too.
As a Georgian we had the same situation a protest leading to a revolution.
The vision of a Ukraine in Europe has not only become something to fight for, but also
something to live for.