Main roster photographer
Main roster photographer
Mstyslav is a Ukrainian multi-award winning visual journalist and writer born in Eastern Ukraine in 1985.
For the past 8 years, he has been working on all major stories in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and Europe as a freelance and later as a staff journalist for Associated Press.
His activity ranges from current affairs to long-term projects related to conflicts, social issues and environmental crises in all formats: Video, photo, text, and VR.
His photos were published by the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Le Monde, Die Zeit, BBC, Forbes, Vice News, Wall Street Journal, Dailymail, Deutsche Welle, Pulitzer Center, Cosmos photo agency, Business Insider, Forbes Ukraine. The videos were aired on BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, EuroNews, Sky News, Fox News, Rai 24 and many more.
He was born in Eastern Ukraine in 1985 and started his journalistic career in Kharkiv, working for Ukrainian media outlets “Mediaport”, “Ukrainian news”, “Unian”.
His documentary projects on social and health care issues in Ukraine, Myanmar, and Cambodia were first published on Unframe in 2012-2013.
From 2013 he participates in projects of the United Nations, International Red Cross, Amnesty International, OSCE, Human Rights watch, Chernobyl Children International and other international NGOs, continues to work on his “Red Cross project” for Unframe and Cosmosphoto agency during Ukrainian revolution.
After starting work for Associated Press he covered Ukrainian war, then European migration crisis: Greece, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany. Then Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Turkey, Egypt, Catalonia, France, United Kingdom, Armenia, Greenland, Iceland, Hong Kong. In total, he has traveled to more than 50 countries worldwide.
He teaches and creates educational programs in Documentary Photography and Videography
2019 – Winner of APME International Video Journalism Competition
2019 – finalist of Livingston Awards.
2018 and 2017 – finalist of the Royal Television Society.
2017 – Finalist of Rory Peck Awards in the “Cameraman of the Year” nomination
2016 and 2015 – Winner of Royal Television Society: Cameraman of the Year and Young Talent of the Year categories.
2015 – 1st place, in the “Reportage” nomination, photographer of the year 2014, Ukraine
2014 – 1st place, in the “Reportage” category, photographer of the Year 2013, Ukraine
2014 – 1st place in the Documentary Photography category, Photographer of the Year 2013, Ukraine
2014 – Wikimedia conference grant finalist
2014 – Finalist for the Humanity Photo Award (HPA) 2013
2013 – Alexei Mikhailovich Ivanitsky Photographic Art fellowship of the Kharkiv State Council
2013 – winner of the Pentax Photo Projects Contest
2013 – Jan Perry Award Fellow: Works published and exhibited at MOTHER Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
2013 – Finalist of the International FIPP FREMANTLE Portrait Photography Contest, Australia
2013 – Grand Prix in the “Portrait” category – PRESSzvanie awards, Ukraine
2013 – 3rd place in the category of photojournalism, series “On the Edge” – PRESSzvanie awards, Ukraine
2013 – 2nd place in the Documentary Photography category – Photographer of the Year 2012 – Ukraine
2013 – Winner of the Panasonic Photo Contest, Ukraine
2013 – “Turkey rises” and “Descendants” photo projects published by Unframe are shortlisted by Fotopub, Slovenia
2012 – Photos featured in editor picks category at NationalGeographic.com
2009 – 1st place in “Almost Lost Kharkiv” photo contest
2008 – 1st place in “Kharkiv. City through the eyes of citizens” photo contest
2019 – The Ukrainian Revolution, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine
2017 – Ukraine on Fire, Dusseldorf, Germany.
2015 – “Maidan – courage, will and pain”, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2014 – Maidan, Dusseldorf, Germany
2014 – Red, International Red Cross. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2013 – “Euromaidan. Freedom Territory ”, Riga, Latvia
2013 – Season of Rain, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2008 – “Musica per somnia”, Kharkiv, Ukraine