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This year the 'KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD' has motivated participants from all over the world to submit photographic series with different themes and stylistic transformations across documentary and experimental imagery. The excellent quality of the submissions made it possible to select photographers for the award who can give new impetus to the medium of photography with intense and unusual perspectives. The 100+ picture exhibition of the contest shortlisted participants within the 'KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2012', provides an important statement for photography as a means of communication between cultures, and highlights the importance of Tbilisi, Georgia as a meeting place for international photography. 'KOLGA AWARD PHOTO EXHIBITION' will be opened on June 7. Awarding Ceremony will be held on June 12, 2012.

This year 'KOLGA AWARD' is judged by the International jury:

  • Nigel Dickinson, Paris/London, UK (Documentary photographer, photojournalist,  filmmaker)
  • Wolfgang Zurborn, Cologne, Germany  (Photographer, Lecturer, director of Lichtblick-School)
  • Tina Schelhorn, Cologne, Germany  (founder of  Galerie Lichtblick, curator of international photo festivals and exhibitions, member of Lichtblick-School Cologne)
  • Lika Mamatsashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia (photo critic)


This year the best of 'KOLGA AWARD 2012' photos will be presented at PHOTOKINA 2012 the world leading imaging fair in Cologne, Germany. 

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