Great georgian painter David Kakabadze got interested in photography in an early age. In Kutaisi gymnasium where the young man was studing, an amateur photographer A. Labenski was tutoring whose photos were printed in different Russian magazines. In 1897 he was awarded with a diploma of good work on the First Caucasus photo-exhibition held in Tiflis.
It's no mere chance that his first photos coincide with the period of studies. He was shooting his relatives and villagers.
Since that David Kakabadze has never separated from his camera. He was taking wonderful photos. Later, in 1923 he invented stereoscopic movie system.
Among the photos of David Kakabadze there are many architectural monuments and ethnographical pictures from different regions of Georgia.