Natela Grigalashvili has photographed her relatives, friends and simple people, who enjoy their basic life, sometimes full of happiness, sometimes burlesque. Her work is full of tender humor, layered with irony. She has been using Georgian alphabet books as a source of inspiration. Grigalashvili arranges the work thematically, introducing each grouping with a letter of the Georgian alphabet that begins a word reflecting that theme.
Natela Grigalashvili is a Georgian photographer who is based in Tbilisi. She has made a chronicle recording the life of the ordinary people in the country with her camera. Grigalashvili is concerned with documenting the way of living that has endured until today. She grew up in the rural environment and is very familiar with the way of people’s living there. She traveled extensively throughout Georgia’s remote provinces to capture village life.