Hanna Hrabarska (UA)


Hanna Hrabarska (1986) is an Ukrainian photographer, visual artist, and photo journalist.

Before the war in Ukraine, Hanna was running a small portrait studio in the center of Kyiv. Over the last decade she has established herself as a freelance photographer, photo journalist and documentary artist — with both commissioned and autonomous work. For some time she photographed music bands and techno DJs touring around the world. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from the National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv (2010)

In the course of her now twelve-year career in photography, Hanna’s work was published in numerous media outlets, such as Die ZEIT, VOGUE, FORBES, Cicero, NRC and others. Her photos were exhibited in galleries in France, Germany, Norway and USA. Her most recent and on-going project “My mom wants to go back home” — about the experience of fleeing from Ukraine — has already been shown in 10 European countries. Her photography has been part of a group show at this year’s Venice Biennale (“This is Ukraine; Defending Freedom”).

Since 2021 Hanna has been National Photographer at UN Women, Ukraine (a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women).

She has been teaching photography courses at the online art & photography school SKVOT, an Ukrainian creative hub based in Kyiv.

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