Available for Assignments, currently in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

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IG: @darosulakauri 

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2006 Graduated from ICP, School of International Center of Photography,in the Documentary Photojournalism Program in New York City, U.S.A. 

2008 Graduated from the Department of the Cinematography of the Tbilisi State University, Georgia. 

2003 Graduated from School of Documentary Photography “Sepia”, Tbilisi, Georgia. 




2024 Winner of single photo at Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival 

2022 Catchlight Global Fellow 

2021 Finalist for OpenWalls Arles 2021 

2020 Selected for ‘Other Hundred Healers’ 

2018 Chosen as official Canon Ambassador 

2018 Winner of Reuters Photojournalism grant 

2017 World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass Participant 

2016 Winner of EU Prize for Journalism in Best Photo. 

2015 Winner in LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards in mini-series 

2015 Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards in Documentary and Editorial Category 

2015 8th Annual Color Awards Nominee 

2015 Winner of Human Right House (HRH) for Best Portrait, LONDON. 

2014 Selected 30 UNDER 30 / WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS 

2013 Magnum Foundation Emergency Photographers Fund Shortlist 

2013 Vienna Photo Festival Winners list 

2013 Second Place for Best Picture , SCI (Civil Society Institute) Photojournalist who work on social themes. 

2013 Winner of the Other Hundred. 

2012 Winner of Open Society Documentary Photography Project Grant. OSI  

2011 PDN’s 30 emerging photographers to watch. 

2011 Photolucida, Critical Mass Top 50 

2011 Winner for Best Story , SCI (Civil Society Institute) Photojournalist who works on social themes. 

2010 Honorable Mention in 5th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. U.S.A. 

2009 2nd Place in Young Photographer in the Caucasus Award, Magnum Photos. 

2009 Winner Selected, American Photography 25 

2009 Winner of Photo Competition "Kolga". Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2009 Honorable Mention. PX3  

2008 Best of 2008 

2008 1st PLACE winner, Women In Photography International. 

2008 Winner for Studio 414 Photo Contest. U.S.A. 

2008 Finalist & Honorable Mention for PhotoWeek DC Photo Contest. Washington D.C. 

2007 Second Prize for Street Photography Competition. British Council. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2007 Winner of Photo Competition "Kolga". Tbilisi, Georgia 

2006 TPW Focus on Monferrato Scholarship. Monferrato, Italy. 

2003 Certificate of recognition for Photojournalism, IREX, Media Innovations Program. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2006 Winner of the Nikon Campus Monthly Challenge student photography contest. N.Y. U.S.A. 

2006 John & Marie Phillips Scholarship. New York City, U.S.A. 

2006 ICP Director's Fund Scholarship. New York City, U.S.A 

2005 Winner of the British Council Photo Contest."Road". Tbilisi, Georgia. 



2023 What We See: Women and nonbinary perspectives through the lens | White Lion Publishing 

2021 I was dreaming when I wrote this | self published 

2018 Reporters WIthout Borders 

2018 Wartezimmer zum Glück: Drei ungewohnte Blicke auf Georgien 

2016 Life on Instagram | Penguin Random house UK 

2016 124,908 | 3-ply Publication 

2013 The Other Hundred, Oneworld Publications 

2013 Photography in Georgia | Pilots 

2010 Black & White Photography, No. 2 

2009 American Photography 25-JL Publishing 

2009-2015 "Kolga" Georgian Photography 

2006 SHIFT- ICP Press –2006 

2004 Javakheti | Bakur Publishing House 



2023 On the Edge Festival, Estonia.  

2023 “Bushes Sway, Some Things get lost”, collaborative exhibition w/local artist. Tbilisi Kolga Photo Festival. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2022 The Change We Want to See, Paris Photo, Catchlight Global fellow, w/Dysturb 

2021 Solo Exhibition/Installation, Book object presentation “I was dreaming when I wrote this”. TBC Concept Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia 

2020 Solo Exhibition of “The Black Gold” project in Madonna della Vittoria,  

Biennale of Female Photography, Italy, Manua. 

2018 Exhibition at Visa Pour L’image, “The Women’s eye”, Perpignan, France. 

2018 Group Exhibition, “Photographic Art from Georgia”, Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany. 

2018 Solo Exhibition/Installation, Lechaki”, Erti Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia.  

2018 Solo Exhibition, “Changing Horizons”, Tbilisi Kolga Photo Festival.  

2017 Group Exhibition at New York, for Women Issue. U.S.A. 

2015 Personal Exhibition "Double Aliens". Riga, Latvia. 

2015 Emerging exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, L.A. U.S.A. 

2013 Slideshow, Tbilisi Photo Festival. Georgia.  

2012 Group Exhibition, Georgian Culture Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2011 PDN Emerging, Ring Cube Gallery. Tokyo, Japan. 

2011 L.A.F. Project, NAPA Gallery. Prague. Czech Republic. 

2010 Group Exhibition at Gallery TBC. Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi. 

2010 “Kolga” Winner at Gallery Pilarmonia, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2008 Finalists exhibition for Photo week DC. Washington D.C. U.S.A. 

2008 “Kolga” Winner at Gallery Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2006 ICP, School of International Center of Photography Gallery. New York, U.S.A. 

2006 ‘Circle of Arts’ at the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church. New York City, U.S.A. 

2005 Group Exhibition at Café “Raindi”. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2004 Group Exhibition at Goethe University Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2003 Group Exhibition at Gallery Hobby. Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2002 Photo Competition “Kolga” group Exhibition at the N Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2003 Photojournalism Contest at the State Public Library, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2000, 2001 Sepia Studio Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia. 


Artist Talks 

2024 Ted Talk, Vancouver, Canada.  

2024 Presentation/talk ‘Encroaching border and occupied land’ at the 2024 CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit, San Francisco, U.S.A. 

2024 Artists Talk at Gazelli Art House, Baku, Azerbaijan. 

2023 Talk about Stolen babies in Untitled Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2021 Hand-made book presentation artist talk at TBC Concept Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2019 Artist talk at Basque doc festival, Bilbao, Spain. 

2018 Talk at Reporters Without Borders, Berlin, Germany. 

2018 Artist talk ‘Lechaki’, Erti Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 

2014 Talk on ‘Power of photography’ at TEDxYouth@Tbilisi, Georgia. 



2015 Screenwriter and protagonist in Documentary film Double Aliens Directed by Ugis Olte. 

Stringer for GETTY Reportage 

Frequent contributor for the New York Times 

2020 Worked for EPIC (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)  

2010 -2021 Contract Freelance Photographer and Video for UNDP in Georgia. 

2007-2008 Worked for NRC, Norwegian Refugee Council as photographer/videographer 

2017 & 2018 Video/Photo for MSF (Doctors Without Borders). 



New York Times , National Geographic (USA), Forbes, GEO Magazine, Der Spiegel, Mother Jones, Bloomberg, die Zeit, die Welt, as well as other international online/print publications. 



2 time Gold medalist for Georgian Championship & Tbilisi State Champion in Pistol Shooting. 

Numerous participants at the World Cup, European Cup, International student Championships for Air Pistol.