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Program of The Tbilisi Photo Festival 2017

For its 8th edition The Tbilisi Photo Festival, the premier showcase for regional and international photography in the Caucasus, is back with its most provocative and diverse program to date.

The central theme of festival 2017 is fashion! Fashion is, after all, a genuine representation of identity.

The festival program will emphasize all existing connections between fashion, the tradition of identity representation, ideology and the photographic image.

Now in its eighth year, the Tbilisi Photo Festival has ensured its place as a must-stop meeting-point for photography and photographers from across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Check the following program:

September 13th

TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 OPENING
20:00 > GUY BOURDIN, AVANT-GARDE
Open Air Screening
Live Music by
Nika Machaidze (Nikakoi)
New Tiflis / 38 D. Agmashenebeli Ave.

September 14th

19:00 > IN AND OUT OF FASHION BY VIVIANE SASSEN
Exhibition Opening
Literature Museum / 8 G. Chanturia Str.

September 15th

18:30 > A CONVERSATION WITH VIVIANE SASSEN MODERATED BY CORALIE
GAUTHIER – Director of Exhibitions and Programmes (Silencio, Salò), Founder at Since 1977
Talk/Slideshow
Rooms Hotel Conference Hall / 14 M.Kostava Str.

19:30 > OPENING OF TBILISI PHOTO BOOK
Photo Book Fair
Club Lolita / 7 T. Choveldize Str.

20:00 > IDENTITIES
Studio Suhag – photos by Suresh Punjabi / curated by Pr. Cristopher Pinney (India)
In Front of the White Screen 1987, Vitas Luckus (Lithuania)
Taliban – Portraits of Talibans (Afghan-istan). Collection of Thomas Dworzak / Magnum
Portraits of Tushetian Women by Shalva Alkhanaidze (Georgia)
Couples in Iranian Photo Studio, Collection of Shadi Ghadirian (Iran)
Fashion Photography in Eastern Germany in Stasi period by Günter Roubitcz (Germany) and pop up Polaroid photo studio with lingerie from 70s.
Wearing Swimming Suits in Soviet Union, collection of Guram Tsibakhashvili (Georgia)
Georgian Fashion Magazines from early 60s, collection of National Par-liamentary Library of Georgia
Iranian Fashion Magazines of be-fore Islamic revolution – collection of Tbilisi Photo Festival
Circle of Life (1910-1925) by Roberto Donetta (Switzerland)
Bikini Collection The Trophy Collection of Soviet Soldier
Opening of the exhibitions
Club Lolita / 7 T. Chovelidze Str.

September 16th

18:00 >VLISCO, A UNIQUE FASHION STORY (The Netherlands)
DESIGN AT VLISCO By Gabriela Sanchez y Sanchez de la Barquera
Public Lecture /Slideshow
VLISCO X LASHA DEVDARIANI
Presentation of the collection
Fabrika (Conferance Hall) / 8 E. Ninoshvili str.

20:00 – 01:30 > NIGHT OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FABRIKA
Open Air Night Screenings
Fabrika / 8 E. Ninoshvili str.

September 17th

17:00 > THE ART OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
By Patrick Remy
Talk/slideshow
Hotel Rooms / Conference Hall / 14 M. Kostava Str.

19:00 > “PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE MARGINS: THE MATERIAL HISTORY OF AN INDIAN STUDIO”
by Pr. Christopher Pinney Talk/Slideshow
Club Lolita/7. T Chovelidze Str.

20:30 > MAGNUM PHOTOS
70 at 70
Special Screening soirée for the 70th Anniversary of Magnum Photos with Live Music Accompaniment and meeting with Magnum photographrs
Rooms Hotel Garden / 14 M.Kostava Str.

September 18th

18.00 > ROBERT CAPA’S TRAVEL IN THE USSR (1947)
By Cynthia Young – Robert Capa Curator (ICP)
A Conversation with Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos
Public Lecture/Slideshow
TBC Art Gallery / 7 K. Marjanishvili str. / TBC Bank Head Office, 2nd floor

19:30 >GEORGIAN JOURNAL: ROBERT CAPA IN GEORGIA , 1947
Exhibition Opening
TBC Art Gallery/ 7 K. Marjanishvili Str./ TBC Bank Head Office, 2nd floor

19:30 >RUSSIAN JOURNAL REVISITED by Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos and Julius Strauss
Exhibition Opening
TBC Gallery / 7 K. Marjanishvili Str. / TBC Bank Head Office, 4th floor

September 19th

18:00 >DELHI PHOTO FESTIVAL & PHOTOGRAPHY FROM INDIA
by Dinesh Khanna – photographer and co-founder of Delhi Photo Festival
Talk/Slideshow
Club Lolita / 7 T. Chovelidze Str.

20:00 >CLOSING OF THE FESTIVAL “SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS”: STANLEY GREENE’S INTIMATE DIARY
curated by Anna Shpakova
Exhibition Opening
Gallery “Vernissage”/ 49 K. Apkhazi Str.

21:00 > SCREENING SOIRÉE IN MEMORY OF STANLEY GREENE
In the screening program – works by Stanley Greene: Both Sides Now Shadows of Change, Greenland
from Consequences by Noor Chalk Lines (Karabakh, Armenia,Azerbaijan)
Open Air Night Screening
Courtyard of Gallery Vernissage / 49 K. Apkhazi Str.