Dato Koridze is a documentary photographer and a journalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

“My first encounter with photography was in my childhood. I remember my summer holidays in a village, and a photographer, the only one in that region.

     At the age of 19 I started photographing more consciously. I didn’t have a camera and there was no one to explain some basics to me. I did it on my own. I kept on looking through a lot of websites of famous photographers, their stories, watched some movies. Actually, it last till now.

  So, for me, documentary photography is the best way of telling stories, that are happening around me.

   I work for RFE/RL Tbilisi. I’m a host at the morning show. Also, I’m teaching photography to youngsters at Nata Buachidze’s Studio.

 

I believe, that photography has the power to change some people’s lives, and in certain cases turn it into better one.”

 

2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - Category: Reportage, One Shot, Mobile

 

2014,2015,2016 participant at Tbilisi Photo Festival

 

2014 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - 100 best photos (featured in annual catalogue)

 

2009 Kolga Tbilisi Photo - 100 best photos (featured in annual catalogue)