Temo: Having mostly technical and scientific background (BS in physics from Tbilisi State University, Georgia in 2001; MS in Industrial Mathematics from Michigan State University, USA in 2005; Later working for two years as a software developer in a Georgian phone company), I got interested in photography about four years ago. While initially shooting mostly for pleasure, two years ago I began to use photography professionally when I started writing and taking photos for regional environmental magazine called Caucasus Environment.
In 2007 I applied to Certified Practical Course in Photojournalism at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, which sparked the interest for photojournalism in me. After completing it I decided to enroll English Master's Degree Program in Journalism and Media Management at Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management at GIPA, where I study now. While studying I continue working as a writer and photographer for different local issues.
I also assist at Certified Practical Course in Photojournalism since 2007.
In August 2008, during the Russian-Georgian conflict, I had a good opportunity to raise my journalistic skills while working as a reporter and a photographer for such issues as The Washington Post and EurasiaNet online magazine. I continue collaborating with these issues presently.
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