Press Release

„Girls from the Future“ _ Photo Exhibition dedicated to the International Day of the Girl Child

9 October 2017

11 October, 2017, 07:00 PM, Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature (8 Gia Chanturia St, Tbilisi).

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. With the support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dina Oganova’s Photo Exhibition „Girls from the Future“ dedicated to the International Day of the Girl Child will be opened at Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature. The photo project is supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Country Office within the frameworks of UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality funded by the Government of Sweden.

Through pictures and quotes Dina Oganova’s photo project “Girls from the Future” shares the stories of the adolescent girls (Age 10-16) from different parts of Georgia. The project promotes the idea that realizing full potential of girls, creating equal opportunities and enabling environment for them, 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 education and make informed decisions about their own life and health.

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

The exhibition will be open till October 15th, 2017.

About the photographer: Dina Oganova is a young Georgian, freelancer documentary photographer working in Georgia and other coutries on long term projects. She has been a laureate of different prestigious awards, 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.

Dina Oganova is an 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, Dina Oganova successfully cooperates with UNFPA Georgia Country Office on different social projects.