Friday, October 29, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines. Caucasus in Short Notes and Photographs. By Justyna Mielnikiewicz (

“Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines” is my personal story of eight years experiencing life in Caucasus, by virtue of Georgia where I live. It is an unconcluded discovery of an extraordinary place - the South Caucasus, where no matter how carefully it is studied, the end result will inevitably produce more questions than answers.

Justyna Mielnikiewicz is a freelance photographer based in the Republic of Georgia. Regularly cooperates with The New York Times and Newsweek Poland Additionally, her works have been published in various publications such as: Monocle, Stern, Russian Reporter, Ogoniok, NG Travel, Le Monde-among others, more >>>.

In 2009 received Second Prize in World Press Photo Competition (People in the News) –for her Coverage of War in South Ossetia. Same year was a winner of Canon Female Photojournalist Prize , prize given annually in The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan - Visa pour l"Image. Started her work as a photojournalist in 1999 as a photographer for Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. .In 2002 became freelance and moved to Georgia, where she started to work on her long-term documentary project about the South Caucasus.

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