Grozny: Nine Cities installation premiere

Please join us June 28-30, 2012 at Ojo de Pez Photomeeting Barcelona

Crowdfunding campaign for Grozny: Nine Cities project

Thanks to everybody who has helped us by joining our EMPHAS.IS crowdfunding campaign! We have made our last trip to Grozny and now working on the installation and web-documentary.

Grozny: Nine Cities gets Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

Grand Prize in Multimedia category went to our project portfolio multimedia, which was also earlier this year screened at Bursa Photo-Festival in Turkey

Follow Grozny: Nine Cities project

on Facebook, on its official website via tumblr, and on flickr

Midsummer update - 2011

First half of 2011 was rather productive. I’ve become a nominee of Joop Swart Masterclass 2011 and our Grozny: Nine Cities project was selected as finalist of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz prize 2011, and showcased at NYPH Provocation exhibition, Palm Springs Photo Festival and World Photography Festival. The famous war criminal Ratko Mladic was finally captured after 16 years on the run and hours after the news came online, my project on his legacy was featured on New York Times Lens Blog, followed by publications in several international media.

Location change - London

In 2010 I got the Chevening scholarship and enrolled into MA course in Documentary Photography in London College of Communication, which started in January 2011. Till December 2011 I am based in London working as well on the new project in Bosnia and dealing with the postproduction of Grozny: Nine Cities project.

Location Change - Sarajevo

Since late March 2010 I've been based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. My local phone is +38766274641. I will be still spending lots of time in Russia working on Chechnya project and on assignments. But now I'm available as well for assignments across Balkans. Stories from the area to follow.

Launching Russia's first photo collective

In late 2009 with four colleagues launched Verso Images - first Russian collective of five emerging documentary photographers. We are concentrated on stories of different kind on Russia and CIS and share the same goal – to show the changing reality in our region. We are committed to both individual and collective work, and we are hoping to push the boundaries of contemporary Russian photo scene.

We are Aftermath Project finalists

With two colleagues and friends of mine, Maria Morina and Oksana Yushko we are finalists of The Aftermath Project.

From the press-release:

"For the first time, a trio of photographers applied together for one grant. Olga Kravets, Maria Morina and Oksana Yushko joined forces to propose “Grozny: 9 cities.” Their photographic work was strong, but the judges were particularly impressed with the creativity of their proposal, inspired by a Thornton Wilder book, “Theophilus North,” which centers on the idea of nine cities being hidden in one. The photographers proposed to explore specific aspects of Grozny’s aftermath through considering them as “cities” hidden with Grozny. In addition, the judges applauded the collaborative nature of the proposal, in a field which is often marked by fierce competition between photographers".

We will soon start showing the ongoing work.