Participants Announced for Photographic Storytelling Mentoring Programme

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5 September was the last day to apply for online Photographic Storytelling Mentoring Programme for young photographers. We received 80 applications from 27 Ukrainian cities and towns, including Mariupol, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Nikopol and other places most affected by russia’s full-scale invasion.
Some photographers were forced to leave their homes after 24 February, so currently applicants aged 15 to 21 are scattered around 15 cities in 12 countries, from Poland to the United States.

We would like to sincerely thank all young photographers who applied for the programme for their interest in photography, desire to grow and gain new knowledge, despite the difficulties they have been facing.

Here are the selected participants:

Taras Bychko’s workshop

  • Katya Boklan, 19 years old, Kyiv/Plzeň (Czech Republic)
  • Diana Danyliuk, 20 years old, Chernivtsi
  • Valentyn Zharovskyi, 21 years old, Kyiv
  • Yana Isaenko, 21 years old, Kyiv/Berlin (Germany)
  • Kamila Karpenko, 17 years old, Nizhyn
  • Anastasia Meteleva, 20 years old, Zaporizhzhia/Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Anastasia Nikonova, 17 years old, Kramatorsk/Peremoha village (Kyiv Oblast)
  • Yulia Taradyuk, 19 years old, Lutsk

Valeriy Miloserdov’s workshop

  • Stanislav Boyko, 19 years old, Kyiv
  • Mykhailo Zubchaninov, 21 years old, Kharkiv/Lviv
  • Victoria Lysenko, 19 years old, Kyiv/Krakow
  • Ksenia Pavlova, 21 years old, Kyiv
  • Lucy Petrova, 21 years old, Kyiv/Chernivtsi
  • Karina Ponochevna, 21 years old, Kyiv
  • Lisanna Ryzhevska, 18 years old, Mariupol/Lubny
  • Zlata Chernichkina, 17 years old, Kyiv/Warsaw (Poland)
  • Volodymyr Shapiro, 21 years old, Lviv/Zolochiv

Mykhaylo Palinchak’s workshop

  • Kateryna Alekseenko, 18 years old, Kremenchuk/Warsaw (Poland)
  • Artem Baidala, 20 years old, Dnipro
  • Veronika Bilodid, 20 years old, Kremenchuk
  • Sofia Homin, 20 years old, Kyiv
  • Volodymyr Mateychuk, 19 years old, Kolomyia
  • Tymofiy Melnikov, 19 years old, Odesa
  • Oleksandr Menshov, 20 years old, Khartsyzk/Kyiv
  • Nicoletta Stoyanova, 19 years old, Odesa
  • Nadia Tarasevych, 20 years old, Lviv/Copenhagen (Denmark)

Igor Chekachkov’s workshop

  • Yurii Holik, 19 years old, Kharkiv/Lviv
  • Olga Koval, 21 years old, Chernihiv/Kyiv
  • Sofia Konovalova, 19 years old, Kharkiv/Lviv
  • Viktoria Maidanyk, 19 years old, Kryzhopil/Limassol (Cyprus)
  • Kateryna Myrhorod, 20 years old, Kharkiv/Norwich (England)
  • Kristina Novykova, 20 years old, Mariupol/Milan (Italy)
  • Anna Pogorelova, 19 years old, Kharkiv/Winterthur (Switzerland)
  • Vlad Safronov, 19 years old, Kyiv
  • Anastasia Chulkova, 21 years old, Kharkiv/Kremenchuk

Alina Smutko’s workshop

  • Anastasia Baklazhko, 20 years old, Kyiv
  • Mykyta Bezus, 19 years old, Kamianske
  • Ihor Gorbunov, 18 years old, Kharkiv/Katowice (Poland)
  • Nastya Kolodka, 19 years old, Kyiv
  • Nelly Mynasova, 19 years old, Mariupol/Lviv
  • Iryna Pylypeyko, 18 years old, Odesa
  • Margaryta Rubanenko, 21 years old, Popasna/Toruń (Poland)
  • Ivan Samoylov, 20 years old, Kharkiv
  • Arsenii Khomenko, 17 years old, Konotop

We will notify all the selected participants about the programme schedule using the contact details specified in the application form.

Photographic Storytelling Mentoring Programme for young photographers is organised by the international festival of contemporary photography Odesa Photo Days with the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Programme will include two lectures for the participants:
● Fundamentals of Documentary Storytelling by Oksana Parafeniuk
● Second lecturer TBC

Recorded lectures will be made publicly available on the Odesa Photo Days YouTube channel. The Programme outcomes will be turned into a digital catalogue of photo stories and projects created by participants.