Justyna Mielnikiewicz July 7, 2008Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Georgia.
Tags: Georgia, Russia
Young Russian tourists visit an Orthodox monastery. Abkhazia, 2007
Justyna Mielnikiewicz was born in Poland in 1973 and has been working as a professional photographer for seven years. She graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a Masters in New Media and Culture Management. After finishing university she began to work as photojournalist with the daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. In 2001 she became a freelance photographer and moved to Tbilisi, Georgia to work on a long term project on the South Caucasus. The project was awarded an honorable mention for the 2003 Dorothea Lange/ R. Taylor Prize and received a grant from the European Culture Foundation. Her photographs have appeared in: Newsweek, Paris Match, The New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others and were screened at Arles in 2005. Her work is distributed by Cosmos Agency , World Picture News and Eve Photographers.
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