Daro Sulakauri (b.1985) is a freelance Photojournalist and documentary photographer. After obtaining a degree from the department of cinematography at the Tbilisi State University, she moved to New York City, where graduated from ICP, School of International Centre of Photography, in Documentary Photojournalism program.
Upon completing her studies, she returned to the Pankisi Gorge in her native Georgia to document a hidden narrative of the Chechen conflict in an outpost of refugees who crossed to Georgia from Chechnya and have remained in relative isolation ever since. The project won second place of the Magnum Foundation’s Young Photographer in the Caucasus in 2009.
Daro has won a Lensculture award for her story on early marriages in mini series as well as EU prize for journalism. She was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2011. She received honorable mention for the PX3 2009 Competition at the Prix del la Photographie Paris, won the Best of 2008 SocialDocumentary.net award, received 1st place in the 2008 Women In Photography International competition, received the 2006 TPW Focus on Monferrato Scholarship and the 2006 John & Marie Phillips Scholarship. She is the member and founder of Error Images, photo agency of documentary photographers in Georgia.
As freelance photographer her work was published in National Geographic, Sunday Times, der Spiegel, Daily Telegraph, New York Times Lens, Saveur, The Economist, Bolshoi Gorod, Mother Jones, Bloomberg, Philosophy Magazine, Forbes Magazine.
Born: 1985 in Georgia
2006 Graduated from ICP, School of International Center of Photography,in Documentary Photojournalism Program. New York City, U.S.A.
2008 Graduated from Department of the Cinematography of the Tbilisi State University.Director of Photography.
2017 Photographing The Female Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
2017 #Dysturb/Instagram Exhibition, “Where I Lay My Head, Melbourne, Australia. 2016 Photographing The Female Exhibition, Mumbai, India.
2016 Exhibition in Photoville Festival. New York, N.Y.
2015 Personal Exhibition “Double Aliens”. Riga, Latvia.
2015 Emerging exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, L.A. U.S.A.
2013 Slideshow, Tbilisi Photo Festival. Georgia.
2012 Group Exhibition, Georgian Culture Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2011 PDN Emerging, Ring Cube Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
2011 L.A.F. Project, NAPA Gallery. Prague. Czech Republic.
2010 Group Exhibition at Gallery TBC. Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi.
2010 “Kolga” Winner at Gallery Pilarmonia, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2008 Finalists exhibition for Photo week DC. Washington D.C. U.S.A.
2008 “Kolga” Winner at Gallery Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2006 ICP, School of International Center of Photography Gallery. New York, U.S.A. 2006 ‘Circle of Arts’ at the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church. New York City, U.S.A.
2005 Group Exhibition at Café “Raindi”. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2004 Group Exhibition at Goethe University Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2003 Group Exhibition at Gallery Hobby. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2002 Photo Competition “Kolga” group Exhibition at the N Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 2003 Photojournalism Contest at the State Public Library, Tbilisi, Georgia.
2000, 2001 Sepia Studio Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass Participant 2016 ‘21 Great Female Photographers from LensCulture 2016 Winner of EU Prize for Journalism in Best Photo.
2016 Getty Images Instagram Gran Honoree
2015 Winner in LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards in mini-series
2015 Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in Documentary and Editorial Category 2015 8th Annual Color Awards Nominee
2015 Winner of Human Right House (HRH) for Best Portrait, LONDON.
2014 Selected 30 UNDER 30 / WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
2013 Magnum Foundation Emergency Photographers Fund Shortlist
2013 Vienna Photo Festival Winners list
2013 Second Place for Best Picture , SCI (Civil Society Institute) Photojournalist who work on social themes.
2013 Winner of the Other Hundred.
2012 Winner of Open Society Documentary Photography Project Grant. OSI
2011 PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch.
2011 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50
2011 Winner for Best Story , SCI (Civil Society Institute) Photojournalist who work on social themes.
2010 Honorable Mention in 5th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. U.S.A.
2009 2nd Place in Young Photographer in the Caucasus Award — Magnum Foundation. Magnum Photos.
2009 Winner Selected, American Photography 25
2009 Winner of Photo Competition “Kolga”. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2009 Honorable Mention. PX3
2008 Best of 2008 SocialDocumentary.net
2008 1st PLACE winner, Women In Photography International.
2008 Winner for Studio 414 Photo Contest. U.S.A.
2008 Finalist & Honorable Mention for PhotoWeek DC Photo Contest. Washington D.C. 2007 Second Prize for Street Photography Competition. British Council. Tbilisi, Georgia. 2007 Winner of Photo Competition “Kolga”. Tbilisi, Georgia
2006 TPW Focus on Monferrato Scholarship. Monferrato, Italy.
2003 Certificate of recognition for Photojournalism, IREX, Media Innovations Program. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2006 Winner of the Nikon Campus Monthly Challenge student photography contest. N.Y. U.S.A. 2006 John & Marie Phillips Scholarship. New York City, U.S.A.
2006 ICP Director’s Fund Scholarship. New York City, U.S.A
2005 Winner of the British Council Photo Contest.“Road”. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2016 Life on Instagram | Penguin Random house UK 2016 124,908 |
2013 The Other Hundred, Oneworld Publications 2013 Photography in Georgia | Pilots
2010 Black & White Photography, No. 2
2009 American Photography
2004 Javakheti | Bakur Publishing House
National Geographic, New York Times Lens, Der Spiegel, Forbes Magazine, Mother Jones, MSF (Doctors Without Border), etc.
Recent online Publications for National Geographic
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