Daro Sulakauri


Daro was born in the Caucasus nation of Georgia and currently works and lives in Tbilisi. After obtaining a degree from the Department of Cinematography at the Tbilisi State University, she moved to New York to study photography at the International Center of Photography. Before graduating in 2006, she was awarded the John and Mary Phillips Scholarship as well as being recognized by the ICP Director's Fund. 

Upon completing her studies, she returned to the Pankisi Gorge in her native Georgia to document a hidden narrative of the Chechen conflict in an outpost of refugees who crossed to Georgia from Chechnya and have remained in relative isolation ever since. The project won second place of the Magnum Foundation's Young Photographer in the Caucasus award in 2009.

Daro has won a Lensculture award for her story on early marriages in mini series as well as EU prize for journalism. She was included in a list of 30 under 30 Women Photographers and Photo District News' 30 emerging photographers to watch.

As a freelance photographer, her work has been published in National Geographic, der Spiegel, New York Times Lens, Mother Jones and Forbes Magazine.

Daro Sulakauri