©2024 Thua Magalashvili

Thua Magalashvili

Thua (Teona) Magalashvili is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in New York City.

Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia, she graduated from Caucasus University (Masters Degree in Management, 2018); Ilia State University (Business Administration, 2010); Mikeladze Central Music School (Piano Department, 2007).

Thua spent a decade (2005 - 2015) working in the field of Arts and Culture (Marjanishvili Theatre; TIFT, etc.) in marketing & management departments.

In the years 2016 - 2018, she worked as a Photojournalist in the fields of Education and Media Journalism at the NGO “Civic Development Institute” (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Caucasus Network of Georgia (Austria, Vienna).

In 2019 Thua moved to the US where she photographed streets of New York honing her skills in visual storytelling.

Thua is a 2023 Graduate from International Center of Photography (ICP), Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program.


2024              Pop-Up Group Exhibition Winters End Art Show, Kaleidoscope, New York

            Lifelines, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York

2022             By and Large, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York (As part of Greg Miller’s Large Format Workshop)


2024            Winner, Category “Mobile Photo One Shot”, Kolga Tbilisi Photo

2023           Official Selection & 2nd Prize in the category “Editorial/Press, Photo Essay/ Feature Story” for the Project “Deda / Mother”, International Photography Awards (IPA)

2023            Grantee, Getty Images Creative Accelerator

2022             Director’s Fellowship, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York


2024            Published by News Agencies and Broadcasting companies:

                        Georgian Service - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty;
                        Formula TV;

                        Indigo Magazine. 

2023            Then There Was Us AND 2023

2023            International Photo Awards

2023            El Estornudo, “Trump en Nueva York

Email: magalashviliteona@gmail.com

Available for Assignments.

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