The rise of AI-generated content has sparked concerns that the human touch in storytelling may be lost. However, AI can be a powerful tool in our ability to communicate better, more dynamic and impactful stories. Despite the benefits of AI, the importance of human connection and empathy cannot be replaced, and it is crucial for storytellers to build meaningful relationships with those affected by crises to incorporate the human element in their storytelling.

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.

When war broke out in Ukraine on the 24th of February, life changed for everyone. The darkness of war gripped those fleeing from the blasts, and among those fleeing the Russian army, were the 76000 plus international students studying at Ukrainian universities.

This is my family! Have a read.... We have been living in Europe for the last 8 yrs, doing volunteer work, my wife Juanita has just finished her Master's Degree in Refugee Protection, and I have been building my photography work. We had many plans for this year, but like most of you COVID had... Continue Reading →

Tell me about your life…. I wonder if we were inclined to ask this simple question, and genuinely listen to the answer, how much our lives would change for the better. As I get to travel to many places in this great, big, beautiful world of ours, I find my understanding of the people and... Continue Reading →

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep forgiveness, and of unspeakable love. I made this photograph in one of the communities in the outskirts of Johannesburg while on assignment... Continue Reading →

This time it was 6 days trekking in the Himalayas to photograph the local villages, showing the immense natural beauty, and exploring what life is like in some of the most remote places on Earth.

It's incredibly fulfilling to love what I do. To be excited about my last assignment, passionate about my current assignment, and full of expectation for my next assignment.

It's been a few years since I was on Kangaroo Island and it's hard to even fathom the destruction and devastation that has occurred.

I hope you all have a beautiful and safe holiday season! Enjoy family, food, friends and gifts as you remember the amazing gift given to us!

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