Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines
Caucasus in Short Notes and Photographs
by Justyna Mielnikiewicz
“Shared Sorrows, Divided Lines” is my personal story of eight years experiencing life in Caucasus, by virtue of Georgia where I live. It is an unconcluded discovery of an extraordinary place - the South Caucasus, where no matter how carefully it is studied, the end result will inevitably produce more questions than answers.
Freelance photographer based in the Republic of Georgia. Regularly cooperates with The New York Times and Newsweek Poland Additionally, her works have been published in various publications such as: Monocle, Stern, Russian Reporter, Ogoniok, NG Travel, Le Monde-among others. In 2009 received Second Prize in World Press Photo Competition (People in the News) –for her Coverage of War in South Ossetia. Same year was a winner of Canon Female Photojournalist Prize , prize given annually in The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan - Visa pour l"Image. Started her work as a photojournalist in 1999 as a photographer for Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. .In 2002 became freelance and moved to Georgia, where she started to work on her long-term documentary project about the South Caucasus.