Ukraine’s capital has long felt the absence of a photography gallery. In its place, are a variety of publishers and digital platforms devoted to lens-based art. The Insta account @womenphotograph.kyiv is a showcase of the country’s photographic talent, especially those artists that often are under-represented.
Thanks to regular Instagram takeovers by women and nonbinary photographers, who make the @womenphotograph.kyiv community, the account is championing inclusivity and diversity, while portraying the many different aspects of life in Ukraine in styles ranging from abstract to documentary photography.
Coming of age stories, whether they involve growing up in a boarding school for children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds (called ‘internat’), in provincial towns (Schastya, Luhansk), or in rural Ukraine, make up a big part of the focus of @womenphotograph.kyiv.