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.

The Russian photographers changing the way we see Siberia

The Russian photographers changing the way we see Siberia

Friends-for-hire: why are people in Moscow renting companions?

Friends-for-hire: why are people in Moscow renting companions?

A bunker for every citizen: photographing Albania’s remarkable communist relics

A bunker for every citizen: photographing Albania’s remarkable communist relics

Bonjour, Parizh: I visited the Russian village with its very own Eiffel Tower

Bonjour, Parizh: I visited the Russian village with its very own Eiffel Tower

The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu dives into the complexities of migration | Calvert Reads

The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu dives into the complexities of migration | Calvert Reads

The wildfire fighters battling extreme heat in Yakutia

The wildfire fighters battling extreme heat in Yakutia

A golden-hued escape to summer evenings by the Sea of Azov

A golden-hued escape to summer evenings by the Sea of Azov

Photographing Belarusians’ brutal fight for survival

Photographing Belarusians’ brutal fight for survival

Revisiting the Slovakian hideaways where my parents found solace under socialism

Revisiting the Slovakian hideaways where my parents found solace under socialism

Uncovering the Balkan stories left untold

Uncovering the Balkan stories left untold

My babushka, my muse: one photographer captures her grandmother on Russia’s remote island of Sakhalin

My babushka, my muse: one photographer captures her grandmother on Russia’s remote island of Sakhalin

From Soviet monumentalism to mosques, take a peek inside the first architectural guide to Chechnya and the North Caucasus

From Soviet monumentalism to mosques, take a peek inside the first architectural guide to Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Life after Covid? Riga Photomonth is imagining a world just out of reach  

Life after Covid? Riga Photomonth is imagining a world just out of reach  

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