Dina Oganova’s project will examine a generation of Georgian youth who are growing up in a post-Soviet Union country and who have little connection to their country’s history. Oganova will also interview and document the relationships these youth have with their parents’ generation. Through her project, Oganova aims to better understand how her contemporary Georgians understand their past and their future.
Oganova is a freelance photographer. She has worked as a photojournalist for Georgian news agencies and magazines and has directed photography for several films. She has shown her work at galleries In Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, and Bangladesh. Her photographs have been published in several books including, Living Together funded by the British Council in 2009, ProArt Photography funded by ProCredit Bank in 2011, and in every edition of Tbilisi Kolga Photo since 2007. In 2009, Oganova graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a degree in business economy. In 2006, she graduated from the Yuri Mechitov Photography Art School in Tbilisi and in 2012, attended a workshop at the Ecosign / Academy of Design in Cologne. Oganova received the Special Author Prize at “Qolga 2011” and the Best Female Portrait Award for ”Black And Whine Mood” in 2010.