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I’ve been covering revolutionary youth in Iran, women warriors in the war-zone in Ukraine, serial killers portraits in Ukraine, gang problem and volunteering lifeguards in Guatemala, tragicomic life of Japanese businessmen, exorcism in Ethiopia, “Rap is our religion” – daily street life of the rappers in Detroit, NY and Baltimore, ghetto life in Jamaica and Ghana, victims of the wilful fires in Amazonia in Brazil, hard-working kids in Ghana, street life of the living legends of roots reggae in Jamaica, Satan church in Czech Republic, long-term project about the drug addicts in Prague and the same subject also in Victoria in Canada, symbolic series “Dictator or Gay?” about the illegal LGBTQ movement in Belarus, slum life in India and Nepal, “Before Night Falls” about the very first transvestite in Cuba, fine art satirical series “LIFE IS GOOD!” and many other subcultures and stories.
I consider photography as a weapon that can kill stereotypes, as a cure that can open eyes and also a cake that can please you and make you feel good

One of the main characters of this series is a Russian woman Julia that have joined Ukraine when she was 18 years old. She left the war zone when she was 22 and came back to her little daughter. Donetsk and Luhansk region, Ukraine where the war is still on and the shootings are everyday
matter. They say that Russia is dependent on Ukraine and the whole thing seems to be a “hybrid
war” since ex president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych turned against Ukraine and started to support
Russia and this conflict.
I’ve photographed mostly women in war and also a life of the civilians incl. children in the conflict
zone. One woman is Russian and another one is from Georgia and they both joined Ukraine.