The third edition of the Tbilisi Photo Festival opens tomorrow and last until June 4. Curated by Lionel Charrier and Nestan Nijaradze, the festival will present an eclectic selection of photography from across the world.
There is a special tribute to the Syrian conflict with photos by Rémi Ochlik (who was killed there last February), European photographers on assignment for various magazines ( Time magazine, Times, Le Monde…) and other images taken by unknown Syrians. There in the heart of the Caucasus, an exhibition will be devoted entirely to the Black Sea, and another will revisit the Chechen war with images by Stanley Greene. We stay in the region for 19th century portraits and Natela Grigalashvili’s Georgian ABC book. Also on display is a selection of photographs from the young Iranians Shadi Ghadirian, Tahmineh Monzari and Mehrane Atashi, whose work questions the status of women in Iran.
As in previous years, the Night of Photography on June 2 will give viewers the chance to wander through the Georgian capital’s historic center and enjoy projections by some of the best photography agencies and publications like Noor, Vu’, Myop, Private, Elle and Libération. Joining them for this edition will be other Georgian, Armenian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Russian and Iranian photographers.
Tbilisi Photo Festival
May 29 to June 4, 2012
Night of Photography
Nuit de l’Année des Rencontres d’Arles hors les murs
June 2, 2012