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{ Dmytro Kupriyan


Born 24th of september 1982 in Kiev.
I started studying to photograph by myself as a side project apart from my university education as an electrical engineer. Worked as a photojournalist at UIIAN, works available at: http://photo.unian.net/ukr/author/792/.
Later I started a project about chaika (which is a name of an old national Ukrainian boat) “SPAS”, built in 2007 by a group of national enthusiasts. I went on a couple of trips with the crew, through Ukraine and to Georgia, and made a set of photographs about that. You can see them at http://kupriyan.com/photo/ship/index_eng.html.
For three years I’ve been doing a project “The Tortured”, the purpose of which is to tell stories of people who’ve been abused by Ukrainian militiamen and to raise awareness of their rights violation.
Then spend a year in army as officer and make a pictures during the Ukrainian-Russia conflict in Donbass.

List of exhibitions:
September 2009 - exhibition "TORTURED" in Kiev, "Lenin" club.
December 2012 - report and presentation "TORTURED" in Lawyer Academy, Lviv.
May 2013 - exhibition "TORTURED" during the DOKUDAYS festival in Kiev.
2012 - honorable mention with project "TORTURED" at FotoVisura Grant 2012.
2012 - shortlisted with project "TORTURED" at Viewbook Photostory 2012.
2013 - shortlisted with project "TORTURED" at Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013.
July 2013 - exhibition "TORTURED" on the stella of Independence on Maidan of Independence, Kiev.
January 2015 - published book "MAIDAN".
January 2016 - online exhibition "Fragments of War" on SDN http://socialdocumentary.net/exhibit/Dmitry_Kupriyan/3208
February 2016 - group exhibition "Moments" in PH21gallery, Budapest.
May 2016 - take a part with selfmade photobook "Fragments of War" and printed photobook "MAIDAN" on Photobook Show in Kiev.
September 2016 - selfmade photobook "Fragments of War" and printed photobook "MAIDAN" was exhibited on ukrainian stand on Odessa//Batumi Photo Days in Batumi.
2016 - nominee in FAPA contest category "Conceptual photo" with project "Fragments of War".
November 2016 - selfmade photobook "Fragments of War" was exhibited at Polycopies Paris Photo 2016.
February 2017 - second place in photo contest of UKRAINIAN MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHY in "Military life" nomination.
February 2017 - exhibition MAIDAN in Ministry of Health.
March 2017 - scans of fragments from project "Fragments of War" take a part in photobook ".RAW history of changes of ukrainians and army".
April 2017 - my photos of war on Donbas and that was before it now is presented at the National Museum of History of Ukraine in World War II.

Workshop participation:
November 2016 - Other voices, other rooms. ]

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