Arthur Bondar

Arthur is a photographer, visual artist and archeologist. He is working on personal documentary and art projects that are centered around the themes of historical events, traces, collective and private memories. Arthur has graduated the Photography and Human Rights course of New York University (New York, USA). He was awarded and granted with National Geographic Grant (2011), Magnum Emergency Fund (2012), The Documentary Project Fund (2013), the Best Photographer in Ukraine (2013) and Allard Prize (2016). He was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award and the Prix Pictet Award (2016). Arthur was a part of VII Photo agency mentor program (2014-2016).His projects have been exhibited as installations, exhibitions and screenings in different art institutions worldwide. Arthur is the author of four books: “Shadows of Wormwood”, “Signatures of War”, “Barricade: The Euromaidan Revolt” and “Valery Faminsky V.1945”.

Marylise Vigneau

Raised in a conventional Parisian family, Marylise Vigneau developed an early taste for peeping through keyholes and climbing walls. Her “Compared Literature” thesis was about cities as characters in Russian and Central-European novels; where and when the clearest narrative gets lost in a heady, haunting uncertainty. Over time her mode of expression has become photography, without her knowing precisely why - may be the mix of precision, immediacy, truth and lies whichis behind every image. She focuses on how human beings are affected by borders both physical and mental, this fugitive space where an unexpected, bold and fragile act or glimpse of freedom can arise. Asia and cities struck by time and oblivion, development or isolation are her favorite terrain. She likes to play with opposites; absence and presence, emptiness and fullness, loneliness and multitude, the very near and the far away. She is represented by the Anzenberger Agency in Vienna.

Larisa Pelle

Larisa is a journalist and documentary filmmaker of Finnish origin born in the Soviet Union. Having graduated a MSc in Journalism from Saint Petersburg State University in 2002, Pelle worked as a reporter and international correspondent for Russian and Finnish magazines. Her main focus has then been indigenous cultures and identity. Text, photography, multimedia and mixed media have all been her working tools, later leading to a career in documentary film. Pelle has published in, among others, National Geographic and GEO magazines and worked as a Finland correspondent for AFP news agency.

Olessia Venediktova

studied journalism. Since 2013 she has been developing her personal project New Soviet Picture, a photographic work mixing archives, sociology and documentary photography. She works on post-Soviet territories. She is focused on post conflict territories, history and memory. She mainly exhibits her work in Russia. d’archives, le documentaire et la sociologie. Sa pratique photographique est tournée vers les territoires Post-Soviétiques en conflit, l’histoire et la mémoire. Elle a principalement exposé en Russie.

Claire Laude

Architect and an artist living in Berlin since 1997. She studied photography at FAS Berlin (2001- 2006), at the Ostkreuzschule Berlin led by Arno Fischer (2008-2011) and then, followed a curator training at the University of Arts of Berlin (2013). Between 2010 and 2017, she was the co-founder and member of the photographers collective and exhibition spaces Exp12. Her work was awarded with a grant and a residence in Russia and Lithuania (2016-17), with an exchange program between the Artists House Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop, the NCCA art centre of Kaliningrad and Kaunas Photography Gallery (2017). She was finalist for the Virginia Award and for Vacatio, Fotografia Festival, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. Her work has been exhibited in France, Germany and internationally. She has been published by BLOW Photo, Libération, Le Monde, Editions Filigranes, L’Oeil, Phases Magazine, VTph- Visual Thoughts, Der Greif.

Karol Palka

Karol is a Polish photographer graduated from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film Department in Katowice University and Wajda School in Warsaw. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers. His works has been awarded at New East Photo Prize 2018, Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards 2017 / PDN Photo Annual 2016 / La Quatrieme Image - Young Talents 2017 / IPA Awards, Prix de la Photographie and published in magazines such as The British Journal of Photography, The Calvert Journal and GUP Magazine.

Maxim Sarychau

Maxim Sarychau is a photojournalist and visual artist. He works on long-term visual projects where he refers to the topics of violence of various forms and grades, both from authoritarian authorities and within traditional society. He focus on political and human dimensions of collective memory and history. Maxim is a winner of main photographic awards and contests in Belarus: MFM Buro award (2017), PRAFOTA award (2015), Belarus Press Photo (2015). Projects of Maxim Sarychau have been exhibited at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), CECH gallery (Belarus), Art Museum of Chóngqìng (China), Museum of Genocide Victims (Lithuania), Contemporary Art Space (Georgia), FotoDepartament (Russia), Kreativraum im Körnerpark (Germany). Also he took part at photo festivals: Photographic Nights of Pierrevert (France), Tbilisi Photo Festival (Georgia), Vilnius Photo Circle (Lithuania), Warsaw Photo Days (Poland) among others. His projects and photos were published in Der Spiegel, Stern Crime, Meduza, Amnesty International, Forbes Russia, Gare de l’Est, The Verge, Cicero.

Alexander Ermochenko

has been working for the last six years as a photojournalist. The main theme of his work is the war in the East of Ukraine. His photos have been repeatedly published on the covers and the inside of such magazines as New York Times, Time, Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, USA Today, and others. His studies - Political Science & International Relations, have ceased to be a part of his interests after discovering the world of photo reportage. Recently, in addition to photography, he has become increasingly engaged in video work. Alexander is now working for news agencies such as Reuters and EPA. His main goal for the future is to travel and make photoreports on both conflict zones and peaceful topics.

Florian Tonnon

In september 2016, Florian co-produced the documentary film « Nos Tribus » (Our Tribes), a film about the commitment and the reappropriation of the word and the speech. This film will be show in September 2018. Florian also used to be part of the French Communist Youth in the East of France as a coordinator.

Christopher Nunn

Christopher is a photographer based in the north of England. He works on personal projects and commissions throughout the UK and internationally. He is currently working on long term documentary projects in Ukraine, where he has worked over multiple trips since 2013. In 2015 he was nominated for the Prix Pictet award, and in 2016 was selected as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers. In 2017 he was selected as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward award, and most recently was the recipient of the second Bob & Diane Fund grant for his work on Alzheimer’s. His work from Ukraine will be exhibited as a major solo show at Impressions gallery, Bradford in 2019, and later toured around various galleries in the UK.