Temo Bardzimashvili / Georgia
Educated in Photojournalism at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and at Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management at GIPA. Works mostly on long-term documentary projects focused on ethnographic, social, and travel photography. In 2011, he completed a documentary series about the Meskhetian Turks in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Since 2008 he works on documenting social and cultural changes in Svaneti, once traditional and closed mountain region of Georgia that is gradually turning into a modern ski resort. Outside Georgia his works have been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveler, The Financial Times Deutschland, and others. Temo has also held a few exhibitions both in Georgia and outside of it.