Liza Premiyak

Liza Premiyak is Managing Editor at The Calvert Journal. You’ll probably find her at a portfolio review in a windowless basement somewhere in Eastern Europe. Read her regular Photo of the Week series here. Her writing has appeared also in Apollo, The Art Newspaper, Magnum Photos among other arts publications.

Hidden and unmarked: vivid photos from inside Russia’s former closed towns  

Hidden and unmarked: vivid photos from inside Russia’s former closed towns  

Beyond borders: a journey through the disputed republics of Transcaucasia

Beyond borders: a journey through the disputed republics of Transcaucasia

Onboard an overnight ‘party’ ferry, Latvia’s youth sail into uncharted waters — and uncertain times

Onboard an overnight ‘party’ ferry, Latvia’s youth sail into uncharted waters — and uncertain times

Siberia’s mighty forests are ablaze: is photography futile in the face of such disaster?

Siberia’s mighty forests are ablaze: is photography futile in the face of such disaster?

A year of new beginnings: George Nebieridze’s book ’17 is an exhilarating ride through sleepless Berlin

A year of new beginnings: George Nebieridze’s book ’17 is an exhilarating ride through sleepless Berlin

Rare 90s photos capture the lives of the young and restless in an Estonian border-town

Rare 90s photos capture the lives of the young and restless in an Estonian border-town

Anyone for tennis? In Sofia, locals are finding creative ways to save the city centre

Anyone for tennis? In Sofia, locals are finding creative ways to save the city centre

Meet the sisters behind an Almaty organic shop vowing to bring Kazakhs closer together

Meet the sisters behind an Almaty organic shop vowing to bring Kazakhs closer together

Exquisite photos of Siberia’s candy pink lake

Exquisite photos of Siberia’s candy pink lake

Take a moment to reflect on the pristine, geometric beauty of this roadside Albanian mosque

Take a moment to reflect on the pristine, geometric beauty of this roadside Albanian mosque

In Russia’s Far East, the Nanai community are adapting to new ways of life

In Russia’s Far East, the Nanai community are adapting to new ways of life

A Croatian photographer turns her holiday memories into minimal still lives

A Croatian photographer turns her holiday memories into minimal still lives

After a turbulent decade for Hungarian techno, Budapest’s parties are flourishing against the odds

After a turbulent decade for Hungarian techno, Budapest’s parties are flourishing against the odds

Discover the wild side of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s hedonistic summer escape

Discover the wild side of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s hedonistic summer escape

Sun kissed: growing up beside Croatia’s glittering Adriatic Sea

Sun kissed: growing up beside Croatia’s glittering Adriatic Sea

You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

A small wooden church outside Kyiv hides the treasures of a cosmonautics museum

A small wooden church outside Kyiv hides the treasures of a cosmonautics museum

The female gaze behind the Iron Curtain: the brilliant archive of Joanna Helander

The female gaze behind the Iron Curtain: the brilliant archive of Joanna Helander

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

Photos from a whirlwind trip around Kazakhstan in search of adventure and serenity

Photos from a whirlwind trip around Kazakhstan in search of adventure and serenity

Photographers, don’t miss your chance to apply for ISSP’s distinguished mentorship programme

Photographers, don’t miss your chance to apply for ISSP’s distinguished mentorship programme

Inside the idyllic but deserted ‘American’ suburb on the edge of Ashgabat

Inside the idyllic but deserted ‘American’ suburb on the edge of Ashgabat

Under a cloud: what’s it like to live in the town next door to Chernobyl?

Under a cloud: what’s it like to live in the town next door to Chernobyl?

One photographer gives herself permission to remember lost love

One photographer gives herself permission to remember lost love

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

This eerie scene from a Kyrgyz sanatorium conjures the disquiet of The Shining

One Ukrainian designer is proving that trench coats aren’t just a British staple

One Ukrainian designer is proving that trench coats aren’t just a British staple

In a deserted Sofia carpark, a deflated palm tree becomes strangely relatable

In a deserted Sofia carpark, a deflated palm tree becomes strangely relatable

Step inside the grandiose Georgian factory that’s been running like clockwork for 86 years

Step inside the grandiose Georgian factory that’s been running like clockwork for 86 years

Beyond the glitz: what’s making Nur-Sultan’s kids want to leave the Kazakh capital?

Beyond the glitz: what’s making Nur-Sultan’s kids want to leave the Kazakh capital?

The much-derided plastic bag still gets loving treatment from some Russians

The much-derided plastic bag still gets loving treatment from some Russians

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks

A restorative view from one of Georgia’s most famous landmarks

Garden to runway: meet the Croatian designer using flora to make unique printed patterns

Garden to runway: meet the Croatian designer using flora to make unique printed patterns

To combat Poland’s culture of shame, one designer is creating educational sex toys

To combat Poland’s culture of shame, one designer is creating educational sex toys