My name is Yurii. I am Ukrainian, and I am proud. I used to be shy to say that I am Ukrainian, but not anymore. Now I am honoured to be a part of this vast, brave community fighting for freedom, a society that does not want to be enslaved.

Do the people you have around you make your life better? I was on assignment in Malawi and was instantly captivated by this special bond between these girls. I'm generally not a guy who makes friends easily, especially really close friends. So I think that is partly what attracted me to make this image. Seeing... Continue Reading →

A picture paints a thousand words. I love this photo of these young boys in Bukavu, DRC. This boy seems so serious, but his friend looking over his shoulder has such a cheeky look on his face! What story does this image say to you? View on Instagram

Dr. Elody - all smiles until her patient arrives when she switches into doctor mode! As one of our ambassadors for @kitoko_oyo, we got to spend time with her in the hospital in Chahi, in the DRC.⁠ ⁠ She is warm and friendly and well-liked both by the patients and staff around her. It was... Continue Reading →

This is Janet, the 83 year old Matriarch of the family we stayed with in the small village of Qaracop in Georgia. Despite her age and her failing eyesight there is very little that goes on in her home or the village around her that she doesn't know about. Every aspect of her families rug... Continue Reading →

A tranquil, cold morning high in the Caucasus in Georgia finds the Azeri shepherds waiting for the flock to be divided to be taken out to pasture. This refreshingly cool, pre-sunrise morning, will make way for a clear and hot day, a long day for these men as they will be gone until well after... Continue Reading →

A lonely fisherman out crouched over his fishing hole in the ice on Lake Ternopil today. Cold, snowing and grey made for a striking image. This week in my photo challenge with @strebor844 our theme is 'Something Large' I decided that this works and the lake and white openess is about as large as I... Continue Reading →

Another beautiful winters day in the city of Ternopil. Sometimes, things just stand out in a scene and need to be photographed. As I was walking through town this morning, the beautiful bright red jacket was precisely one of those moments. I hope it stops you and compels you to look just a little bit... Continue Reading →

Still one of my favorite images! I have really loved getting to photograph the people in the DR Congo. Each time I go back through my images from my assignments, or see them used around the place, I get inspired once again, and can't wait to go back to this amazing place. Photographed on assignment... Continue Reading →

This morning I would like to introduce you to Bora. I met Bora while working with @pappyorion on assignment with @womenforwomen in the DR Congo where she works as a coffee producer. For you and me, coffee is a luxury that helps us get through the day. For Bora, coffee means a better livelihood for... Continue Reading →

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