Dina Oganova ( DIKARKA )
Documentary photographer,educator and bookmaker.
Based in her hometown,Tbilisi.
Working on a personal, long term projects mostly in her and post soviet countries,focused on women’s and young girls’ rights,social and political topics.
In 2011 won KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO special author prize.
In 2012 won her first Production Grant from Open Society Foundation to Individual photographers from Central Asia, The South Caucasus ,Afghanistan, Mongolia and Pakistan and in the same year attend the workshop with Thomas Dworzak (Magnum Photos ),Yuri Kozirev (Noor Images) ,Adrian Kelterborn and Andrei Polikanov.
In 2013 was selected among world 12 best young photographers to attend World Press Photo ‘s Joop Swart Masterclass. It should be noted that Dina was first Georgian photographer who was ever selected and attended this event.
In 2014 was selected as one of 30 best women photographers under the age of 30.
In 2015 from PDN was named among 30 best emerging photographers to watch under the age of 30 and in the same year was finalist at Wallis Annenberg Prize.
In 2016 was selected as APAD grant finalist.
In 2017 won European Union Prize for Journalism for the Best Documentary photo.
In 2018 won Multimedia Production Lab Grants for South Caucasian Female Photographers and Grant from Women’s Fund.
In 2019 Won “Litera Award” for the best documentary book of the year “sHEROes” collaboration with writer Salome Benidze.
In 2020 was selected as one of the finalist in International Women in Photography with her project #MeToo.
In 2021 won an Award for Georgian equality champions for the same project as best visual production.
In 2022 for the second time, won European Union Prize for best documentary photo reflecting EU Values for project “Mother Ukraine”. Her most famous long term projects are : “ I Am Georgia “,“My Place “,“Frozen Waves “, “#MeToo” was exhibited around the world.
Dina Oganova is an author of the first Georgian handmade limited edition in 87 copies photo book “My Place”, which is in the personal collection of several museums ,including the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.
Device always :
"TAKE PHOTOS WITH LOVE"