See snaps from Georgia’s highland village by photographer Natela Grigalashvili

  • Grigalashvili’s photograph of her host family in a south-western village in Georgia. Photo: Natela Grigalashvili., 7 Mar 2018 - 18:57, Tbilisi,Georgia

Enthusiasts of documentary photography can follow a selection of daily scenes from a highland Georgian village by photographer Natela Grigalashvili, posted throughout this week on Burn Diary online platform.

The Georgian creative began publishing snaps of her surroundings in a south-western village on Monday, when she took over the Instagram account of the page.

She has posted five images of people and their lives in the Adjara province village so far, noting they were taken in "one of the highest regions [...] of Georgia”, located at 1,500 metres above sea level.

Travelling to the province, near Georgia’s south-western border with Turkey, Grigalashvili has offered followers of the Burn Diary Instagram account portraits of local school students and her hosts.

Because there are no hostels or guesthouses here I am living with a local family and renting a room in their house”, she explained in her posts.

Burn Diary, a section of Burn Magazine dedicated to photography, serves as a page for emerging artists to present their snaps from around the world each week. The magazine is curated by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey.

In her projects, Grigalashvili has documented life in Georgia’s remote villages, including the daily life of the country's Muslim population.

She is also recognised for documenting the life of the spiritual Christian group Doukhobors, who originate from Russia and reside in Gorelovka village in Georgia's south.

The photographer has also exhibited her works illustrating life on the border between Iraq and Iran in 2016.

Her works have also been part of exhibitions at top global venues such as the Newman Popiashvili Gallery in New York, United States and at the Vienna Photo Gallery in Austria.

In Georgia Grigalashvili teaches photojournalism and is the founder of Tbilisi-based documentary photo agency Kontakt Photos.