They say its always sunny in Philadelphia. I take advantage of it, printing my pieces on its streets.

My work is printed in the Cyanotype Process.  City is the studio.

I use salt, baking soda and sand to create the texture. 

To  make cyanotype the photographer coated paper with mixture of potassium  ferrocyanide and ferric ammonium citrate and hang it dry. 

It  was then exposed to light in contact with a negative or with an object or  drawing laid on top of it.

After  exposure the print is washed in water to remove the unexposed chemicals.

As  the print dries it turns bright blue.

To mix the chemicals I use sources from digitized archives, such as vintage photography magazines and manuals.

I am the Seasonal intern at The Print Center (http://printcenter.org/100/) as well as attendee of the New Museum Guide Program at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (http://www.philamuseum.org/). My work is accepted to the New York print magazine called Don’t Take Pictures for the exhibition Cyanotypes: Beyond the Blue (http://www.donttakepictures.com/cyanotypes/), and featured at the Reclaim Photography Festival (UK),  FairmountCrawlShow (Philadelphia), Black&White&Blue photography  contest by Darkroom Gallery, USA.

Education

The Museum of modern art course called «Seeing through photographs», certificate, 2016

Workshop “Photography with intention” by Scott Davis, Executive Director of Medium Photography Festival, Odessa, Ukraine, 2016

Participant of Ukrainian-Georgian photography festival, Odessa-Batumi Photodays, Odessa, Ukraine, 2016

Art Photography, Ukrainian TV, Radio Broadcasting and Press Institute, 2015

Certificate, Secrets of Creative Photography, Kyiv School of Photography, 2015

Certificate, Free School of Journalism, 2014

Diploma, Photography for Media, Ukrainian TV, Radio Broadcasting and Press Institute, 2014

Publications

I believe it is really important to be able to write at least a paragraph about a work of an artist. If you learn how to think, how to write and have a good work ethic I believe a lot of things can happen to you. That is why I have written and translated numerous art and photography articles in/into Russian/Ukrainian.

I also promoted regularly using digitized archives for non-English speakers.

Open Archive: How to use the digitized archives of the New York Public Library

New York Public Library: Digital Projects  for everbody

Grand Opening of International Photography Center, New York / The only Ukrainian article /

MOMA: Seeing  through photographs

«How to: use the Lensculture»

«Photographic clishe’s by Martin Parr» /translated post of the Magnum Photos  Executive director woth the permission/

«Steichen. Live view» / for Ukrainian photography Union/.

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Developed and organized Workshops in Camera-less Photography, 2015 – Current.

Provided free photography classes for children who moved from the occupied territories in 2014.

Provided volunteer photography instruction in Ukrainian photography art projects, such as Art Picnic by Slava Frolova.

I provide courses in EN, RU, UA.

Love to work individually and in small groups.

 

 

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