Photo expedition to Georgia with Alexander Petrosian and Pavel Kosenko

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Sep 6, 2013 – Sep 13, 2013

Genre: Genre, Street, Travel

The workshop has been completed

Manager: Karen Hovhannisian

Photos of the workshop participants

Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.


© Василий Боков

© Alexander Nikolaev

© Борис Мижень

47 photos from 13 authors

Lead photographers

Pavel Kosenko

Colorist photographer. Devout color explorer and an author of numerous articles on photography and image processing. An author of The Living Digit book (published by Treemedia in 2013). A co-founder of the Fotoproekt, a chain of photolaboratories and a photoschool. An organizer and participant of a number of photo tours across Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and other regions. An author of a very popular Russian blog on photography and travel.

Александр Петросян

Renowned Russian photographer. Winner of a number of Russian and international awards. Collaborates on a permanent basis with a number of newspapers and magazines. His photos are parts of private collections in Russia and abroad. Currently a staff photographer for the "Commersant" publishing house. Specializes in reportage and street photography.

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About the workshop

Dear friends! We would like to invite you to join us for a photo-tour in Georgia, which will take place in September, 2013. This time the group will be led by two photographers – Alexander Petrosian andPavel Kosenko. The program is quite dense, focused the most on the genre and travel-photography, with the elements of street-photography. The program is made in such a way to allow visiting a number of very different places, all of which are interestign from the point of view of photography and the lives of ordinary people, and, in such a way, it is a good combination of photo and travel components. Photographers will share their experience, and assist in all related issues. Almost every day we will have joint discussions of photography, so it is necessary to have a notebook for the selection of photos made. You can view the selection of the best photos made during our previous photo-tour to Georgia here:

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Day 1, September 6, Friday

Arrival to Tbilisi, check in to a cozy hotel right in the center of the city. Walk around the city center in the second part of the day. Joint dinner and introduction of the participants.

Day 2, September 7, Saturday

Departure from Tbilisi to the Eastern Georgia, the wine region of Kakheti. Meeting the local people, learning local traditions, beautiful traditional lunch in Kvemo Alvani, wine tasting, as well as visiting numerous churches and monasteries in scentic settings. In the vening, back to Tbilisi by an alternative road.

Day 3, September 8, Sunday

Exploring the streets of old Tbilisi all day. Around lunchtime, discussion of the photos taken during the two past days. Late in the evening, departure from the hotel, and transfer to the train station, where the night train to Zugdidi awaits us.

Day 4, September 9, Monday

Early mornign arrival to Zugdidi. Transfer to the mountains of Svaneti in a minivan. Check in to a small hotel in Mestia, rest, and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. Discussion of photos taken.

Day 5, September 10, Tuesday

Departure to the nearby Latali and Lukhudji villages early in the morning, walk around the villages, set in a beautiful mountaineous landscape, visiting the houses of the local people, the local defensive towers, interacting with the locals. Closer to the evening joining a real traditional feast, with great food and wine, songs and dances. Return to Mestia.

Day 6, September 11, Wednesday

After breakfast, departure towards the sea bya long, but beautiful road. Arrival to Batumi in the afternoon hours, swimming in the Black sea, and discussing photography.

Day 7, September 12, Thursday

Full day for exploring the town of Batumi. Final selection of photo-portfolio.

Day 8, September 13, Friday

Departure from Batumi.