The award-winning photographer who has performed to the highest level since the start of the Ukraine war in February. His work in Mariupol needs no introduction. But there is more to him than that. He has produced top quality imagery when covering the fighting between Russia and Ukraine in the Donbas and south of the country in 2014, the aftermath of the crash of MH17, the protests in Belarus and most notably when covering the COVID-19 pandemic in the east of the country. Zhenya graduated in 2009 with a degree in electronics and around the same time started working for local Ukrainian news agencies UNIAN and PHL.As well as his work with the AP he has undertaken many commercial assignments for the OSCE, the UN and other international NGOs.
Winner of the 2022 James Knight International Journalism Award (Knight International Journalism Awards) from the International Center of Journalists ICFJ.