I Am Georgia
Georgia is a small country. It is located on the border of Europe and Asia on the coast of the Black Sea. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it borders with Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The population is about 4 million, one third of whom live in the capital city, Tbilisi...
Georgia is my favourite subject (topic) to shoot, not because I was born and raised here, just because everything is special here... People, streets, architecture, traditions...people are very traditional and I like that. Also I like the new generation which is absolutely different and all this contrasts in the streets and everywhere… I love my country and that’s why I’m taking photographs here.
I began this story in 2007 and I think it will never finish because Georgia is inexhaustible... for me.
Dina Oganova. 25 year old Freelance Photographer from Georgia.
In 2006 graduated from YuriMechitovPhotographyArtSchool. In 2009 graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Faculty of Business Economy. In 2012, attended workshop at the Ecosign / Academy of Design in Cologne, and workshop in Kolga Tbilisi Photo.
In 2012 received grant “Open Society Grant For Photographers From Central Asia, South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Mongolia” and started to work on my own project about the new generation in Georgia. Now it is finished and I'm working on my first album. In 2013 I was selected from 12 young photographers for the Joop Swart Masterclass. Founder Of First Georgian Documentary Photography Agency “Georgian Photographers” (since June 2012).
I love to make exhibitions so try to make them everywhere possible and also love movies (to work on movies as set photographer).
2004-2009 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Faculty Of Business Economy(Georgia.Tbilisi)
2005-2006 Yuri Mechitov Photography Art School(Georgia.Tbilisi)