Tbilisi hosts largest photo festival Kolga
07 May, 2018
Tbilisi hosts largest photo festival Kolga
The 17th edition of Kolga Tbilisi Award, the large-scale and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, has kicked off. The main goal of the Award is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography.

Georgia’s capital Tbilisi hosts various international and local exhibitions featuring both historically significant images and photographic works depicting various positions in contemporary photography within the framework of Kolga Tbilisi Photo week.

Kolga Tbilisi Photo week opened on
May 4 and will last till May 11. It hosts 18 international, local, collective and individual exhibitions, workshops, discussions, lectures, book presentations, meetings along with foreign photographers and portfolio reviews.

This year, the photo contest was announced in the following nominations: Documentary Photo series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project, One Shot, Mobile Photo Series and Mobile One Shot.
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Opening ceremony of Kolga 2017

The international photo contest "Kolga" has been held successfully for 17 years already.

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund amounts to 7 000 USD. The sum is equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories receive1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: One Shot and Mobile Photo Series) the winners are given 500 USD each.
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Annie Davarashvili - Silence. Mobile One Shot category

Moreover, cash prize Kolga Newcomer Photo Award is handed over to the young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo series are selected among the photo projects shortlisted in the following categories: : Documentary Photo series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The winner will be awarded € 500.
The winning projects will be exhibited at GeoArt Gallery in Berlin on June 1.
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Kolga Tbilisi 2017

This year, with the joint support of TBC Bank and photo agency Prospect, special prize – internship in Milan, at international photo agency Prospect - was established for the Georgian photographers. This prize is given to Georgian photographer who are chosen by the representatives of the photo agency among the photo projects shortlisted in the following categories: Documentary Photo series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series.
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Nino Kakabadze Chamomile. One Shot category

The winners in each nomination this year were as follows: 1. Documentary Series – Karl Mancini with his series “Amores Perros” 2. Reportage – Christian Werner with “Road To Ruin” 3. Conceptual Photo Project – Giulio Di Sturco with the series “Aerotropolis: The way we’ll live next” 4. Best Shot – Sebastien Leban with “Pourim banquet in Jerusalem” 5. Mobile One Shot – Dato Koridze with “Protest” 6. Mobile Photo Series – Javier Arcenillas with the series “Soviet” 7. Newcomer – Ole Witt with “Help desk – Random Acts of Administration” 8. Special Prize – Mano Svanidze with “Waiting for vacation”
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Dato Koridze - Protest. The winner of Mobile One Shot category

Kolga Tbilisi Photo is the largest and quite renowned international photo festival in Georgia. Founded by Beso Khaindrava.
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Maurice Wolf - Sheep drive Tusheti. One Shot category

The lovers of photography can join the internationally acclaimed festival and enjoy various interesting works by famous Georgian and foreign photographers.
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The lovers of photography can join the internationally acclaimed festival

Festival Program

May 7 – Levan Kherkheulidze – Spirits
Opennig time: 18:30 pm
Price: free
Address: TBC Art Gallery/ 7St. Marjanishvili

May 7 – Laerke Posselt, Mads Greve – Nowhere Near
Opennig time: 19:00 pm
Price: free
Address: TBC Gallery, 7 Kote Marjanishvili St, Tbilisi

May 7 – My Face is Your Landscape – Max Cardelli
Opennig time: 19:30 pm
Price: free
Address: TBC Gallery, 7 Kote Marjanishvili St

May 7 – Revolutions. An Alternative Gaze – Bill Owens
Opening time: 19:00 pm
Price: free
Address: TBC Gallery, 7 Kote Marjanishvili St, Tbilisi

May 8 – Renowned Georgian photographer Badri Vadachkoria’s Twentieth Century
Opennig time: 19:00 pm
Price: free
Address: The Folklore State Centre of Georgia, 68 Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave.

May 10 – Issue me a visa and I will shoot photos – Anna Kacheishvili
Opennig time: 19:00 pm
Price: free
Address: Artarea Gallery, 10St. Dodo Abashidze

May 11- Brainiacs – National Geographic Georgia
Opennig time: 19:00 pm
Price: free
Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi

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