Liza Premiyak

Liza Premiyak is Managing Editor at The Calvert Journal and writes about photography, electronic music, art, and fashion. Her writing has appeared also in Apollo, The Art Newspaper, Magnum Photos among other arts publications. You’ll probably find her at a portfolio review somewhere in Eastern Europe. Follow her on Instagram here.

Photographing the magic and mystery of Belarus’s marshlands

Photographing the magic and mystery of Belarus’s marshlands

Watch Hanna & Kerttu’s poetic music video tribute to St Petersburg

Watch Hanna & Kerttu’s poetic music video tribute to St Petersburg

Without tourists, Bosnia’s Catholic pilgrimage site has turned into a ghost town

Without tourists, Bosnia’s Catholic pilgrimage site has turned into a ghost town

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos: how the Soviet space race transformed Russian cities forever

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos: how the Soviet space race transformed Russian cities forever

The everyday heroes behind Russia’s voluntary search and rescue team

The everyday heroes behind Russia’s voluntary search and rescue team

Love, loss and celebration: take a soul-nourishing 7500km train ride across Kazakhstan

Love, loss and celebration: take a soul-nourishing 7500km train ride across Kazakhstan

Taken on a thermal camera, these street photos of Moscow mirror our pandemic unease

Taken on a thermal camera, these street photos of Moscow mirror our pandemic unease

‘Feeling is everything:’ Anushka Chkheidze is an unwavering force in Georgia’s electronic music

‘Feeling is everything:’ Anushka Chkheidze is an unwavering force in Georgia’s electronic music

Lumber and leisure: a glimpse at life along Hungary’s Öreg-Túr river

Lumber and leisure: a glimpse at life along Hungary’s Öreg-Túr river

Photographer Marina Istomina’s modern fairytale delves into Siberia’s urgent wildfire crisis

Photographer Marina Istomina’s modern fairytale delves into Siberia’s urgent wildfire crisis

The story of a remarkable zoologist who lived among wolves in Georgia

The story of a remarkable zoologist who lived among wolves in Georgia

Two weekends of demonstrations in Russia — in photos

Two weekends of demonstrations in Russia — in photos

‘That’s all I remember of Georgia.’ A photographer who left the Caucasus as a child retraces her steps

‘That’s all I remember of Georgia.’ A photographer who left the Caucasus as a child retraces her steps

Photographing the Ukrainians who fled war and found refuge in Chernobyl

Photographing the Ukrainians who fled war and found refuge in Chernobyl

Excess and power collide in photographer Agnieszka Sejud’s kaleidoscopic collages

Excess and power collide in photographer Agnieszka Sejud’s kaleidoscopic collages

Life above the Arctic circle: when the resources run dry, how will the people of the Kola Peninsula survive? 

Life above the Arctic circle: when the resources run dry, how will the people of the Kola Peninsula survive? 

Photos of young people partying through the decades at one Russian village disco

Photos of young people partying through the decades at one Russian village disco

Creativity and quarantine: the cultural moments that shaped 2020

Creativity and quarantine: the cultural moments that shaped 2020

Covid-19, protests and new love: 6 photo stories that captured 2020

Covid-19, protests and new love: 6 photo stories that captured 2020

In Yakutia, movie-making is big business. Alexey Vasilyev photographs the visionaries behind it

In Yakutia, movie-making is big business. Alexey Vasilyev photographs the visionaries behind it

Biking around Upper Silesia, photographer Tomasz Liboska captures the uncertain road that lies ahead

Biking around Upper Silesia, photographer Tomasz Liboska captures the uncertain road that lies ahead

Crimean Tatars in Ukraine: a photo project explores the unhealed wounds of displacement

Crimean Tatars in Ukraine: a photo project explores the unhealed wounds of displacement

Logomania: a photo project explores what’s behind Uzbekistan’s obsession with Western luxury

Logomania: a photo project explores what’s behind Uzbekistan’s obsession with Western luxury

Photographer Igor Elukov crafts floods, miracles and magic in the Russian North

Photographer Igor Elukov crafts floods, miracles and magic in the Russian North

Here are the winners of the 2020 New East Photo Prize

Here are the winners of the 2020 New East Photo Prize

András Ladocsi’s meditative photographs relive the joys of competitive swimming

András Ladocsi’s meditative photographs relive the joys of competitive swimming

In Moldova, photographer Jadwiga Brontē helps incarcerated mothers make joyful family albums

In Moldova, photographer Jadwiga Brontē helps incarcerated mothers make joyful family albums

‘Misogyny is as commonplace as bread.’ Why The Red Zenith Collective champion womxn creatives in Eastern Europe

‘Misogyny is as commonplace as bread.’ Why The Red Zenith Collective champion womxn creatives in Eastern Europe

Inside Awaza, Turkmenistan’s extravagant and empty tourist resort — in photos

Inside Awaza, Turkmenistan’s extravagant and empty tourist resort — in photos

Planting the seeds of post-lockdown life in Romania’s nature

Planting the seeds of post-lockdown life in Romania’s nature

Life in Kyrgyzstan’s once-booming uranium mining town, where the past poisons the future

Life in Kyrgyzstan’s once-booming uranium mining town, where the past poisons the future

The curious tale of the Russian village with more cafes per capita than New York

The curious tale of the Russian village with more cafes per capita than New York

Magnum photographers capture 7 decades of Russian life, from Stalin’s rule to today’s pandemic

Magnum photographers capture 7 decades of Russian life, from Stalin’s rule to today’s pandemic