Kyiv city, Ukraine
Oksana Parafeniuk is a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, specializing in reportage, portraiture, documentary, news and event photography. Her main interest is to explore creative approaches in documentary photography.
In addition to her personal projects, Oksana has worked with and published her work in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Expresso newspaper / Portugal, MSF Doctors Without Borders, UN Women, BBC Ukraine, Incisive Media, UNAIDS, Internews Ukraine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Bird in Flight Magazine, Ukrainian Truth, The Artbo, Prism Photo Magazine, and others. Participated in several Ukrainian exhibitions, among which a major group exhibition called “What is Your Name”, organized by UNICEF on the theme of internally displaced people, shown at Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine (December 2016).
Oksana also works as a local producer with foreign media and international organizations in Ukraine, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, National Geographic, ARTE, CNBC, Danish TV2, BBC, Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Channel NewsAsia, Getty Images, France24, UNHCR, UNICEF, Internews, and others.
Oksana holds an MA degree in French/Francophone Civilization, Culture, and Society from Middlebury College where she was awarded the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.
Oksana speaks fluent English and French, in addition to her native Ukrainian and Russian.
Oksana is a participant of the Women Photograph Mentorship Program 2017-2018
2015 - The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship , 2014 - Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace
- Breaking news
- RISC training