‘Girls from the Future’ Photo Exhibition Dedicated to Int'l Day of the Girl Child

On 11 October, at 7PM, the Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature will celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child by opening Dina Oganova’s Photo Exhibition ‘Girls from the Future’. The photo project is supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office within the frameworks of UN Joint Program for Gender Equality funded by the Government of Sweden.

Through pictures and quotes, Oganova’s photo project shares the stories of adolescent girls (aged 10-16) from different parts of Georgia. The project promotes the idea that realizing the full potential of girls, creating equal opportunities and offering an enabling environment for them, as well as encouraging their access to education and healthcare, plays crucial role in the advancement and development of the country. “Every girl should be given the opportunity to complete her education and make informed decisions about their own life and health,” they say.

The photo project is part of the broader advocacy work led by the UNFPA Georgia Country Office for preventing the harmful practices of Early/Child Marriage and supporting the reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people.

Dina Oganova is a young Georgian freelance documentary photographer working in Georgia and other coutries on long term projects. She is a laureate of prestigious awards and was selected among the 30 best women photographers under the age of 30. Her long-term projects: “I Am Georgia”, “My Place” and “Frozen Waves” were exhibited in France, Italy, Spain, USA, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Singapore and Georgia. She is the author of the first Georgian handmade limited-edition photo book “My Place”. The book is in the personal collections of several museums, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Since 2016, she has successfully cooperated with the UNFPA Georgia Country Office on different social projects.

WHERE: Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, 8 Gia Chanturia Str., Tbilisi WHEN: October 11 - 15

09 October 2017 16:10