The Tbilisi Photo Festival showcases the work of top contemporary photographers in exhibitions created especially for the festival. Since its launch in 2010 the festival has featured photographers such as Stanley Greene (Noor Agency), Yuri Kozyrev, (Noor Agency), Thomas Dworzak (Magnum Photos), Gueorgui Pinkhassov (Magnum Photos), Alex Majoli (Magnum Photos), Sergei Chilikov, Wiliam Daniels (Panos Pictures), Vanessa Winship (Agence VU) George Georgiou (Panos Pictures), Klavdij Sluban, Alessio Romenzi (Corbis), Stephen Dock (Agence VU), Remi Ochlik, Seamus Murphy (VII Photo), Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Rena Effendi, Michael Kenna and Iranian female photographers – Gohar Dashti, Newsha Tavakolian, Shadi Gadirian…
Top names in Georgian photography have also featured in the Tbilisi Photo Festival, including: Shalva Alkhanaidze, Rezo Kezeli, Georgi Tsagareli, Yuri Mechitov and Guram Tsibakhashvili.
For its 9th edition Tbilisi Photo Festival, the premier showcase for regional and international photography in the Caucasus, is back with a multimedia project focusing on 10th anniversary of Russian-Georgian war in 2008. The festival will open with a multimedia installation featuring works of over 10 great photographers and artists that have covered the Russian-Georgian war in 2008 and ongoing Russian occupation. The multimedia installation will gather more than 200 images of worlds' leading war photographers that documented the war in 2008. Among them: Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR , Ron Haviv / VII Photo Agency, Bruno Stevens , Thomas Dworzak / Magnum Photos , Lionel Charrier , Olivier Laban-Mattei / Agence Myop, Justyna Mielnikiewicz / MAPS, Q. Sakamaki, Michael Robinson Chavez.
The multimedia project will also feature the video work produced by French artist Christian Barani in August 2018 along the occupation line in war zone.
The Tbilisi Photo Festival has also shown some of the richest 19th century photography collections, in exhibitions such as: “Georgia at the Crossroads of Modernity: Dimitry Ermakov Collection XIX century” in 2011 and “Caucasus: XIXth Century Portrait” in 2012.