E_MERGING || MERGING - Group Exhibition of Young Photographers
Time & Location
11 May 2022, 17:00
Pavle Ingorokva 14 St, T'bilisi, Georgia
About the event
The Fotoatelier's new initiative aims to uncover young photographers and showcase their creations to a broader audience. In line with this objective, a diverse group of photographers was selected through an open competition, each one embodying distinct styles, artistic visions, searches and directions within the field of photography.
Fashion and landscape, body and space, urban and rural shots, social, realistic, and conceptual approaches present the exhibition as a single body with a kaleidoscope principle. The exhibited photo works showcase the unique and subjective explorations of young artists, highlighting their distinct perspectives and aesthetic principles. These photographic experiences, akin to voyeuristic pursuits, offer an intersection for the five featured photographers to showcase their distinct perceptions of the world and the reality that surrounds us.
Information on Participating Photographers:
Tamar Zamtaradze – After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at Tbilisi State Medical University, she pursued postgraduate training and professional development in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2020, she embarked on a basic photography course at the Nakani-Mamasakhlisi photo school, and in 2021, participated in the RAW - Stages of Women's Development photo exhibition.
Often exploring the female form through her photography, Tamar Zamtaradze's latest series offers a comprehensive and emotionally charged representation of motherhood, woven together with a unique blend of social commentary and aesthetic finesse.
Natia Vakhtangishili – A graduate of Caucasus International University with a degree in management. Possesses a keen interest in graphic design. In 2021, she started working as a photographer for the popular brand, DooD, as well as for Anacithara Conata Clothes.
Natia expresses her creative vision through her passion for photography. Her works are characterized by a deep conceptual understanding. Her latest project, the Green Series, is an exploration of the dynamic interplay between the environment and its elements, with a particular emphasis on color.
Jaba Kurtishvili – A graduate of the Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Art Academy's Faculty of Media Arts, specializes in wall painting restoration and conservation, working on a variety of state and private projects. Beyond restoration work, he is also a photographer with a particular interest in the fashion industry. Jaba has taken part in numerous international and local projects, including "Healthy Lifestyle and Its Impact on People" (Caribbean Islands, Curaçao) and "Transcultural Art-Hub" (Germany, Yusti Island) in 2019, and "The Impact of Fast Fashion on the Environment" (Georgia, Tbilisi) in 2021.
Jaba Kurtishvili's fashion photography is characterized by a minimalist yet sensitive approach to capturing body aesthetics. For him, a model is not just a mere representation of certain aesthetics, but also embodies a distinct psychotype. By playing with contrasting perspectives, lighting, and black and white tones, he creates a palpable emotional tension that makes his fashion photography truly one-of-a-kind.
Sopo Ivanelashvili – Psychologist and creative communications manager and copywriter, currently employed at Windfor's. She has previous experience as a creative copywriter for Saatchi from 2016-2019, as well as at Zoomart in 2015-2016 and Leavingstone in 2014-2015.
In her photography, Sopo Ivanelashvili brings a unique creative vision to the environment. She creates layered images that are both romantic and sensuous, combining different textures and aesthetics to create a patchwork of visual beauty. Through her use of color, lighting, and shadow, often employing double exposure, Sopo captures the subtle nuances and visual cues that make her work truly unique.
Giorgi Jariashvili – A young, up-and-coming photographer who is currently a 12th-grade student at the 157th public school. With a strong interest in art, Giorgi is also a student at the Anastasia Virsaladze Art Gymnasium and has developed his skills in wall painting. He has worked on various objects throughout Georgia. Additionally, since 2018, he has also been creating handmade wooden toys.
In his photography, Giorgi Jariashvili offers a unique perspective on the environment, showcasing different reflections of the world around us. The interplay of light and shadow are the driving force in Jariashvili's photography. Inspired by fashion, nature, urban landscapes, and materials, Giorgi explores the relationships between color, space, and texture in his work.