Daro Sulakauri will document the impact of a recent development project on the ethnic Armenian majority and Georgian minority communities living in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Sulakauri’s project aims to better understand the complexities surrounding inter-ethnic relations in Georgia.
Sulakauri is a freelance photojournalist and stringer at Getty Images. Her work has been exhibited in Tbilisi, New York, Washington, D.C., Prague, and Tokyo as well as published in Mother Jones, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times Lens Blog, Saveur, the Economist, and Forbes Magazine, among others. She was named one of Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2011; won second place for the Magnum Foundation’s Young Photographer in the Caucasus Award in 2009; received honorable mention for the PX3 2009 Competition at the Prix de la Photographie, Paris; won the Best of 2008 SocialDocumentary.net award; won the 2008 Women In Photography International competition; and received the 2006 Toscana Photographic Workshop’s Focus on Monferrato Scholarship and the 2006 John & Marie Phillips Scholarship. Sulakauri graduated in 2006 from the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program and in 2008 from the Department of Cinematography at Tbilisi State University.