Tamuna Chkareuli is a Georgian photographer based in Tbilisi. Having a keen interest in social issues, she mainly focuses on the communities that are oppressed, neglected or recovering from trauma, as well as disability and gender-related problems.
After graduating in MA Documentary photography and photojournalism from the University of Westminster(2017), she has worked both in London and Tbilisi as a freelance photojournalist, developing her personal projects at the same time.
In 2018 she became a grantee of Tbilisi Photography Museum with the mentorship provided by NOOR. In 2019 she’s been a selected participant of Nikon-NOOR workshop in Barcelona. She’s a part of Women Photograph mentorship program since 2020. Her works have been shortlisted for Kolga International photo showcased at Tbilisi Photo Festival and Rome Art Week. Tamuna is represented at Diversify Photo.
Tamuna has been working as a full-time journalist since 2018, writing in English and Georgian. She was 2021 fellow of RFE/RL Georgian Service regional journalism program. In 2021 she’s been awarded EU journalism prize for the best investigation. She is currently working as a freelance journalist/photographer.
2021 - EU prize for journalism, 2021 - KIU Photography prize
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