Daro Sulakauri (b. 1985, Tbilisi) is an independent Photojournalist based in Republic of Georgia. After obtaining a degree in Cinematography in the Tbilisi, she moved to New York to study photojournalism at the International School of Photography (ICP). Before graduating in 2006, she was awarded the John and Mary Phillips Scholarship as well as recognized by the ICP Director's Fund. Upon finishing, she returned to the Pankisi Gorge in her native Caucasus nation of Georgia and continued Photojournalism. She won second place of the Magnum Foundation's Young Photographer in the Caucasus award in 2009, in her photo story "Terror Incognita", documenting a plight of chechen refugees on the territory of Georgia.
In 2013, She Receiving the SCI (Civil Society Institute) award for the Best photo for Journalism. In 2009 was featured in the American Photography 25 book, Social Documentary's best of 2008, honorable mentions in the PX3 and B&W Awards.
Daro was recognized as PDN's 30 emerging Photographers to watch in 2011. In 2013 shortlisted for Magnum Foundation Emergency Photographers fund and selected in 30 Under 30/Women Photographers in 2014.
Sulakauri won Vienna Photo Festival for her photo story "Double Aliens" on ethnic minority in Georgia and in 2015 was awarded in London from Human Rights House (HRH) for best portrait.
She recently is a finalist at 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award in Documentary and Editorial Category.
Her work was exhibited worldwide and published in Forbes (USA), Mother Jones, Sunday Times, New York Times, Saveur, The Economist, Bolshoi Gorod, Vision, Bloomberg, Liberali, and other.
2015 - Winner, 2015 - FInalist, 2014 - Selected, 2013 - Shortlist, 2013 - Winner, 2012 - Winner, 2011 - Selected, 2009 - 2nd Place, 2016 - Winner
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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.
GEORGIA, Javakheti region. Women waiting for their sheeps.
At evening the shepherd is leading the sheeps home, so the owners must stand outside and wait for it to arrive.