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.

Discover the beauty of Georgia’s moveable wooden homes

Discover the beauty of Georgia’s moveable wooden homes

Hey brother: how Skype and analogue photography fused a long-distance sibling bond

Hey brother: how Skype and analogue photography fused a long-distance sibling bond

My father was a quiet man. Revisiting my childhood in photos brought us closer together

My father was a quiet man. Revisiting my childhood in photos brought us closer together

‘Who you meet is a lottery.’ Hop on a wild ride with Ukrainian Railways

‘Who you meet is a lottery.’ Hop on a wild ride with Ukrainian Railways

Sweet memories of summer in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East capital

Sweet memories of summer in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East capital

Inspired by space dreams, Maria Teriaeva’s enchanting synth-pop is a soothing balm for strange times

Inspired by space dreams, Maria Teriaeva’s enchanting synth-pop is a soothing balm for strange times

A portrait of Tbilisi coming to life, captured in one joyful music video 

A portrait of Tbilisi coming to life, captured in one joyful music video 

Buy original photography prints from Abkhazia and Central Asia and raise money for Covid-19 Response Fund  

Buy original photography prints from Abkhazia and Central Asia and raise money for Covid-19 Response Fund  

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

Yearning to travel? Take a journey inwards with these comforting illustrations for life under lockdown

Yearning to travel? Take a journey inwards with these comforting illustrations for life under lockdown

Help unravel the untold stories of sisterhood at a former Soviet textile mill in Estonia

Help unravel the untold stories of sisterhood at a former Soviet textile mill in Estonia

One photographer’s homage to Crimea and the women who inspire her

One photographer’s homage to Crimea and the women who inspire her

Ripoff fashion ruled Eastern Europe’s label-hungry 90s. Why are designers celebrating it now?

Ripoff fashion ruled Eastern Europe’s label-hungry 90s. Why are designers celebrating it now?

Immigration officers wanted proof my relationship was real. So I made it into an art project

Immigration officers wanted proof my relationship was real. So I made it into an art project

‘A lot of us are disconnected’: Georgia’s Sophia Saze on homesickness and vulnerability in electronic music

‘A lot of us are disconnected’: Georgia’s Sophia Saze on homesickness and vulnerability in electronic music

Koryo-Saram in America: meet the Korean-Uzbeks who fled prejudice in Russia and made Brooklyn their home 

Koryo-Saram in America: meet the Korean-Uzbeks who fled prejudice in Russia and made Brooklyn their home 

Both Russian and Irish, one photographer offers a tender exploration on being torn between two cultures 

Both Russian and Irish, one photographer offers a tender exploration on being torn between two cultures 

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

 We loved these 8 photo books above all others in 2019. Here’s why

We loved these 8 photo books above all others in 2019. Here’s why

Evgenia Arbugaeva’s portrait of Greta Thunberg for Time’s Person of the Year is a celebration of courage

Evgenia Arbugaeva’s portrait of Greta Thunberg for Time’s Person of the Year is a celebration of courage

Lofty statues and roadside oddities: what can we learn about Russia in Moscow’s margins?

Lofty statues and roadside oddities: what can we learn about Russia in Moscow’s margins?

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? 

Exquisite photos of Siberia’s candy pink lake

Exquisite photos of Siberia’s candy pink lake

 Who are Russia’s Generation Z? The lives of Moscow’s youngest tribe — in pictures

Who are Russia’s Generation Z? The lives of Moscow’s youngest tribe — in pictures

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

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

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Zamilska brought a punk sensibility to the techno club. Now she wants to share her voice with the world

Zamilska brought a punk sensibility to the techno club. Now she wants to share her voice with the world

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