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Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, I have been covering the war in Ukraine since 2014. A resident of Ukraine, I speak intermediate Ukrainian as well as Italian and basic level Polish.

I am a regular contributor to Bloomberg, am represented by Redux Picture Agency, and am a member of Diversify Photo.

 Since 2016, I've been  working on an ongoing long term project about the effects of the leftover Soviet internat (orphanage) system in Ukraine. This includes documented the  human rights violations in the orphanages, how children of the orphanages adapt after adoption, and the marginalization of disabled people in Ukrainian society.

Since the full scale invasion of Ukraine began in early 2022, I've worked with Stern, The Wall St. Journal, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg.

My work has also been featured in The NY Times,  Time Magazine's Lightbox, The Washington Post's In Sight Column,  ABC News, Al-Jazeera, National Geographic's Proof Blog, Burn Magazine, LensCulture and featured in the HBO documentary Jim: The James Foley Story.

My project Fringe was a finalist for the 2014 LensCulture Magazine Visual Story Telling Award and was screened at the Visa Pour L'image photojournalism festival. The project was also featured in the 2015 alumni show at the International Center of Photography, which I co-curated.

Position Santa was a finalist for the 2017 LensCulture Magazine Exposure Award.

Internat was shortlisted for The Sony WPO Awards in the portraiture category. 

I graduated from the documentary and PJ program at the International Center of Photography and participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Missouri Photo Workshop. I also  graduated from Fordham University with a degree in history and did graduate work in public health at Harvard University and conflict resolution at Seton Hall. Previously, I worked as a teacher in Poland and Italy.


Recipient of the George and Joyce Moss Scholarship for documentary photography
"Fringe" project screened at Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival
Participated in  the 27th Annual Eddie Adams Workshop
Awarded Time Magazine Award at Eddie Adams Workshop
Finalist in the 2014 LensCulture Visual Storyteller Awards
Shortlisted for the 2018 Sony WPO Award in the portraiture category.

Washington Post In Sight - Front Lines of Ukraine War
ABC NEWS - Life on The Frontline - Avdiivka, Ukraine
Time Magazine - Lightbox: On the Fringe of Society with Christopher Occhicone
Inside Libya's al-Jawiya Prison - Al- Jazeera
Burn Magazine  - Uman
National Geographic: Proof  Picture Stories - 10 Powerful Portraits from Small Town Missouri
Shift, Volume 9, edited by Alison Morley, International Center of Photography, NY - June 2014
12, New York Edited photo bookedited by Nadja Masri; Ostkreuzschule fur Fotografie, Berlin

Rear Windows: Redux - co-curator and a featured artist in  the 2015 Alumni show at the International Center of Photography
Rear Windows, Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY June 2015 
Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival - Perpignan, France - August 2014
Elected Affinities - group show, International Center of Photography, NY, NY - June 2014

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