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Awards

Awards -Festivals-Publications: 2011-winner of Caucasus Young Photographer Award-prize given annually by Magnum Foundation 2009-winner of Production Grant from Open Society Documentary Photography Project 2009-winner of Canon Female Photojournalist Prize , prize given annually in The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan - Visa pour l"Image. 2008-received World Press Photo-Second Prize / People in the News-for the images taken during the War in 2008 over South Osssetia . 2008 work from Abkhazia was published in the German Year-Book of the Reporters Without the Borders. 2005 July – Caucasus Project Presentation during International Photo Festival /Arles France. 2004-took part in VII photo / Altemus sponsored workshop for 16young photojournalists from East, Middle Europe, Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and Caucasus - representing Caucasus . 2003-second prize in Newsweek Poland Photo-reportage . 2003-finalist of 7th Agfa Young Photojournalist Award /Germany . 2002-recived travel grant (for Caucasian Project) from European Cultural Foundation/Holland . 2002-second prize photo competition “Female Life” /Poland. 2002 -finalist of Polish Press Photo /exhibition / Poland. 2002- Young Portfolio 2002 Competition (at Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts) Museum purchased photographs for their permanent collection./Japan. 2002 Honorable Mention (together with a writer Paul Rimple) at Dorotea Lange/ Robert Taylor Prize- for “Walking the Caucasian Chalkline” /USA. 2002-Second Prize at Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts Project Competition for “Walking the Georgian Chalkline /USA

Statement

I am a self-taught freelance photographer based in Tbilisi, Georgia for the last 10 years. Between 2001-2009 I worked on a project about the South Caucasus and its conflicts, titled, "Shared Sorrows-Divided Lines". Since 2010, I have started to explore a new topic dedicated to women, sexuality and gender issues in the former Soviet space.I began my career in 1999 in Poland, where I’m from, reporting for the daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza. A year later, I started freelancing because it’s important for me to be able to choose my own stories and to tell them the way I think is best. I go on assignments to shoot news stories, but I equally focus my energy on personal documentary work , and if needed self-assign the stories I personaly care for .

Biography

Freelance photographer based in Tbilisi, Georgia . Working mainly in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Regularly cooperates with The New York Times, Newsweek Poland and Eurasianet.org. Her works have been published in various international publications such as Monocle, Russian Reporter, NG Travel, Le Monde or German Yearbook of the Reporters without Borders . Represented by GettyReportage.

Contact

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Telephone : +995 577 73 2003
Telephone : Tbilisi/Georgia +995 577 73 2003
Website (http://www.sputnikphotos.com/)

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