Kolga Tbilisi 2021 Photograph Competitors Winners Spotlight Georgian Expertise


The Kokga Tbilisi Awards, now in its twentieth yr, is the biggest and most prestigious photograph competitors within the nation of Georgia. To not be confused with the state of Georgia, the awards intend to hyperlink worldwide pictures to Georgia.

The organizers of the Kolga Tbilisi photograph competitors have been internet hosting the presentation of the winners in Cologne, Germany as a part of its intent to foster the worldwide place of Georgia. This yr’s competitors was judged by a world jury: Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou, each photographers from the U.Ok. had been joined by Tina Schelhorn, the curator of the Galerie Lichtblick, Kolga Tbilisi Photograph in Germany, Stefen Chow, a photographer from China, and Jens Friis, a writer from Denmark.

This yr’s competitors broke out into 5 classes: Documentary Collection, Reportage, Conceptual Photograph Venture, Finest One Shot, and Cell Photograph – One Shot.

Entry charges had been used to fund for the winners’ prize fund, a complete of $6,500. The winners within the first three classes acquired $1,500 every, the Finest One Shot winner acquired $1,000, and the Cell Photograph – one shot class winner acquired $500.

Beneath are the successful pictures from every class.

Documentary Collection

Photographer Emily Ducke was topped the winner of the Documentary Collection class for the sequence titled “The River Between.”

“The Ket River was as soon as a serious Siberian thoroughfare. Although serpentine and comparatively small, it linked two of Russia’s greatest river basins, the Ob and Yenisey. In a area the place extremes of climate flip overland roads from inaccessible ice to muddy rubble and again, and the place driving distances are measured in days and weeks, the hall the Ket River created was a key useful resource.

“However when the Trans-Siberian railway was constructed, firstly of the earlier century, west-to-east visitors on the Ket River – the farmers and merchants and Tsarist troops – started to dwindle.

“Fewer and fewer vacationers wanted the Ket, and at present its banks are dwelling to only a few scattered and solitary settlements.”

KET RIVER, Russia – July 06, 2016. Ksenia stands in smoke to flee swarms of mosquitoes after a swim. Her household left the regional capital of Tomsk only a few weeks earlier than. They moved to reside on an remoted climate station on the banks of the Ket River, exchanging city comforts for the freedom of a life within the wild, away from the world.
UST-OZERNOYE, Russia – July 06, 2016. Ksenia’s mother and father, Yevgeny Sadokhin and Olga Voroshilova, pose for a portrait. The household left busy, city Tomsk for the banks of the Ket River, to man an remoted meteorological station with no telephone sign and no web line. For them, the Ket River’s remoteness provided the promise of non-public freedom.
AIDARA, Russia – July 24, 2016. A boy on a bike strikes cows from one pasture to a different close to the village of Aidara.
AIDARA, Russia – July 18, 2016. Stepan Borisov, proper, and Antonina Borisova sit with their granddaughter of their dwelling in Aidara. The neighborhood of about 150 folks is made up primarily of Outdated Believers, a non secular group that has traditionally settled in Russia’s most distant corners to keep away from persecution. They reside by the strict guidelines of their religion.
KATAYGA, Russia – January 18, 2018. Smoke rises from chimneys within the logging settlement of Katayga on the Ket River banks, because the temperature on a January night time dropped to minus 40 levels Celsius.
KATAYGA, Russia – January 17, 2018. Staff within the Katayga settlement put together logs for transportation. There is no such thing as a bridge throughout the Ket River close to Katayga. Loggers should watch for winter temperatures to show the river right into a strong, icy highway as a way to lastly stack the lumber on vans and ship it throughout the river for distribution.
UST-OZERNOYE, Russia – July 05, 2016. Father and son pose for a portrait at their riverside dwelling. They reside a reclusive, airtight life on the Ket River, fishing and rising their very own meals.
KATAYGA, Russia – July 10, 2016. Worshippers collect after a Sunday service on the Russian Orthodox church within the logging settlement of Katayga. Within the absence of a priest, who didn’t make the six hour journey by river and highway to Katayga that day, mass was led by Marina Prosukina. The non secular duties she carried out are usually reserved completely for males. However such strict guidelines couldn’t stand up to the remoteness of Ket — and so, alongside the river, a distinct sort of freedom was shaped.
UST-OZERNOYE, Russia – July 07, 2016. Ksenia throws feathers into the air as she explores homes deserted alongside the banks of the Ket River, her household’s new dwelling as of some weeks earlier than.
NARYM, Russia – January 10, 2018. A person heads dwelling after ice-fishing on the Ob River, close to the mouth of the Ket River. After the development of a canal within the late nineteenth century, the small and serpentine Ket River linked two of Russia’s greatest river basins, the Ob and Yenisey. In consequence, it was an important transport hall, and a busy route — till the Trans-Siberian Railway was constructed.
BELIY YAR, Russia – November 21, 2020. Boats stand on the shore of the Ket River. Residents cross the river by foot in winter, and by boat in summer time. However for a number of weeks in autumn, when the river ice is forming, and once more in spring, when it’s thawing, the Ket River turns into not possible to cross. Some villages get completely lower off.
KATAYGA, Russia – January 19, 2018. A resident of the logging settlement of Katayga marks the non secular competition of Epiphany, on a day when temperatures dropped to minus 45 levels Celsius, with a conventional, icy dip.

Reportage

Photographer Alessio Paduano took high honors on this class for his sequence documenting the Coronavirus pandemic in Italy.

“February 21, 2020 is a central date for the Italian story associated to the brand new coronavirus. On this date, a number of instances of coronavirus emerged within the Lodi space of Lombardy: these are individuals who don’t come from China, a brand new outbreak whose extent remains to be unknown. The an infection has unfold to Italy, particularly within the North, but additionally begins in different areas. On March 9, 2020 the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, throughout a speech to the nation declares your complete Italian territory a “protected space”. On March 11, 2020 “World Well being Group” normal director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus introduced within the Geneva briefing on the coronavirus epidemic that Covid-19 “could be characterised as a pandemic scenario”.

“Italy stays one of many deadliest scorching spots of the coronavirus pandemic. As of March 5, 2021 greater than 99,000 folks have died within the nation, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College.”

Nurses deal with a affected person who lie in mattress contained in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the “Papa Giovanni XXIII” hospital in Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 17, 2020.
A nurse takes care of a affected person who lie in mattress contained in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the “Papa Giovanni XXIII” hospital in Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 17, 2020.
Isaia, 80 years previous and suspected covid-19 constructive is visited by nurses of the Italian Pink Cross after an emergency name in Ranica, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 11, 2020. Earlier than the emergency name, Isaia had had a excessive fever for a number of days.
Staff carry a coffin earlier than recovering an individual’s physique throughout the coronavirus emergency in Naples, Italy on April 1, 2020. Though the particular person didn’t die from coronavirus, the work of funeral company officers is amongst these most in danger throughout this emergency, as typically can discover involved with corpses of people that died by coronavirus and the danger of contagion could be very excessive.
Maria, 87 years previous and suspected covid-19 constructive is transferred to the hospital after an emergency name to the Italian Pink Cross for experiencing respiratory issues in Villa di Serio, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 12, 2020.
Maria, 87 years previous and suspected covid-19 constructive has a respiratory disaster earlier than being transferred to the hospital after an emergency name to the Italian Pink Cross for experiencing respiratory issues in Villa di Serio, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 12, 2020.
Barbara, 37 years previous and suspected covid-19 constructive is visited by a physician of the USCA particular care unit of ATS Bergamo after an emergency name for experiencing respiratory issues in Brignano Gera d’Adda, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 17, 2020. The docs of the USCA particular care unit performs dwelling visits to sufferers contaminated or with signs of Covid-19.
A affected person lies in mattress contained in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the “Papa Giovanni XXIII” hospital in Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 17, 2020.
Father Marcello (left) and Father Mario Carminati (proper) bless the coffins of coronavirus victims inside San Giuseppe church in Seriate, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 15, 2020.
Giorgio and Elisabetta witness the cremation of their relative by means of a monitor inside a video room of the crematory in Naples, Italy on March 27, 2020. As a result of coronavirus emergency it’s not attainable to have fun funerals inside church buildings and funeral processions are prohibited. Within the case of cremation, kin can greet the deceased for the final time by means of a monitor that exhibits when the coffin is launched into the crematorium.
Alessandra, 51 years previous and covid-19 constructive is visited by a nurse of the Italian Pink Cross after an emergency name for experiencing respiratory issues in Scanzorosciate, province of Bergamo, Northern Italy on April 19, 2020.
A funeral company worker is seen contained in the mortuary of the “Pesenti Fenaroli” hospital in Alzano Lombardo, Northern Italy, on April 13, 2020.

Conceptual Photograph Venture

The Conceptual photograph class hosted two winners: Jennifer Crane for her sequence “Outlaw (and different failed portraits)” and Andrea Pietro Signori for “Suspended: The agricultural lifetime of Syrian refugees in Marjayoun in the midst of the Lebanese disaster.”

First, Crane’s sequence:

“I think about the portrait as a hint of the physique or efficiency for the lens. Since its inception, the photographic portrait has been used to honor or vilify the human topic. Initially my curiosity was in exploring household portraits this led to additional explorations into portrait images within the public context resembling museums, institutional archives and within the information media. In these pictures I pose my very own physique earlier than the lens utilizing an extended publicity of a number of minutes somewhat than the traditional fraction of a second. They’re made utilizing moist collodion one of many first photographic processes that requires the sunshine delicate emulsion to remain moist whereas publicity is made ensuing at instances in presence of liquid residue markings that interrupt the floor of the picture and draw consideration to the materiality of {photograph} which in most portraits stays invisible. By the creation of this fictional archive I search to have interaction with problems with surveillance, reminiscence, authenticity and archival practices.”

And subsequent, Signori’s sequence:

“The disaster that has hit Lebanon placed on knees Syrian communities. That is the case of Marjayoun the place about 5000 Syrian refugees reside for the reason that conflict broke out in Syria in March 2011.

“Alongside the border between Lebanon, Israel and Syria, 860 households reside in 74 casual camps.

“The households are sometimes quite a few, with many youngsters whose majority was born in Lebanon.
They reside on agriculture, serving as laborers within the service of Lebanese landowners. The wage ranges from 4000 to 5000LL which is progressively dropping buying energy. As reported by Avsi, one of many NGOs within the space, individuals are struggling the implications of the heavy inflation. For the reason that revolution broke out the official trade fee of 1$=8000 LL (variable each day) has been joined by a parallel market.

“The idea entails using nylon used to cowl furnishings throughout the transfer. I needed intensify the refugees standing, the political and work suspension and the expectations, by Syrian refugees, to return again dwelling.”

They’re among the many few to have a home that belongs to the proprietor of the countryside, granted in trade for work. Ahmad and Lamia are cousins. They’ve lived in Marjayoun for 9 years. Their dwelling in Syria was destroyed.
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 15, 2020
I gave instructions to the themes to pose for a portrait

Syrian refugees in Lebanon for a number of years
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 16, 2020
I gave instructions to the themes to pose for a portrait

Hamid has not acquired UNHCR help for 4 months on the time of the photograph shoot. He has been residing in Lebanon since 2017. He Lived in Raqqa when a bomb destroyed their dwelling. He has had a coronary heart assault and due to this fact can not work or purchase the medicines he wants
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 16, 2020
I gave instructions to the topic to pose for a portrait

Kids, like their mother and father, work within the fields. There’s a bus service for transportation to highschool places (classes are sometimes organized in tents) however many households can’t pay for the service.
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 14, 2020
I gave instructions to the themes to pose for a portrait

They arrived in Lebanon in 2011, firstly of the conflict in Syria. In 2013, Siham’s husband was of their tent, sick. He was making tea and our son by accident began a hearth. For 20 days they moved from one place to a different, as a result of the military didn’t permit them to camp completely
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 15, 2020
I gave instructions to the themes to pose for a portrait

Because of his father’s difficulties, Abbas can not pay for varsity transport by spending a lot of his time taking care of his father
Marjayoun, Marjayoun district, Lebanon.
January 16, 2020
I gave instructions to the topic to pose for a portrait

Finest One Shot

Photographer Caspar Claasen took high honors on this class for his photograph beneath titled “Grandmother’s Hug.” No further context for the photograph was supplied.

Cell Photograph – One Shot.

Photographer Zuka Kotrikadze gained this class along with her photograph beneath titled “The Tsereteli Station.” No further context for the photograph was supplied.

To see your complete set of finalists and peruse the competitors as a complete, ensure to visit the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards website here.


Picture credit: All pictures individually credited and supplied courtesy of the Kolga Tbilsi Photograph Awards.



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