Natela Grigalashvili

Natela Grigalashvili is a freelance documentary photographer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. In the past Grigalashvili has worked as a photo reporter as well as a film operator. In the beginning of her carrier she used to shoot with black-and-white film but for more than a decade Grigalashvili has been taking color photographs with a digital camera. Artist mainly works on long-term documentary projects in the rural areas of Georgia focusing on the lives and issues of people living in villages and provincial cities. While working on a photo series Grigalashvili focuses on the story which is told by the image. Natela Grigalashvili was awarded the Alexander Roinishvili Prize for her contribution to In 2015 she founded a photo agency in Georgia – Kontakt Photos. Grigalashvili founded photography clubs in Javakheti (2014), in the Pankisi Gorge (2015) and in Adjara(2016).