Kyiv city, Ukraine
Oksana Parafeniuk is an independent photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she is exploring the manifestations of human resilience and dignity among people facing hardships. 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, The New York Times, Time, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, NBC News, BuzzFeed News, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, Rest of World, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, MSF Doctors Without Borders, UN Women, UNHCR, L’Oeil de la Photographie, 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 was trained at the RISC HEFAT Training in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018.
She is a participant of the Women Photograph Mentorship Program 2017-2018.
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, French and Russian, in addition to her native Ukrainian.
2015 - The Betty and David Jones Language Scholarship , 2014 - Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace
- Breaking news
- RISC training