Freelance photographer and videographer based in Tbilisi, Georgia . Working mainly in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Regularly cooperates with The New York Times, Newsweek and Eurasianet.org. Works have been published in various international publications such as Monocle, Russian Reporter, National Geographic , Le Monde or German Yearbook of the Reporters without Borders . Between 2001-2013 I worked on a personal project about the South Caucasus and its conflicts, Book from that work was published in 2014 titled : Woman with a Monkey- Caucasus in Short Notes and Photographs. Since 2010, I have started to explore a new theme dedicated to women, sexuality and gender issues in the former Soviet space.
Awards -Festivals-Publications: 2011-winner of Caucasus Young Photographer Award-prize by Magnum Foundation 2009- Production Grant from Open Society Documentary Photography Project 2009-winner of Canon Female Photojournalist Prize at International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan - Visa pour l"Image. 2008-received World Press Photo-Second Prize / People in the News- 2008 work from Abkhazia was published in the German Year-Book of the Reporters Without the Borders. 2003-second prize in Newsweek Poland Photo-reportage . 2002 -finalist of Polish Press Photo /exhibition / Poland. 2002- Young Portfolio 2002 Competition (at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts) 2002 Honorable Mention (together with a writer Paul Rimple) at Dorotea Lange/ Robert Taylor Prize- for work from Caucasus /USA. 2002-Second Prize at Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts Project Competition /USA
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture