Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 People / Self-Portrait

Before The War. A Few Days of My Life.

  • Photographer
    Nataliia Hresko
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha A6300, 16-50mm, F / 3.5-5.6, 1.5x Crop Factor.
  • Photo Date

Before the war in Ukraine, I lived in Kyiv. It was an important time for me - the children grew up, I got more time for my own affairs and development, I made plans. But rumors about the probable attack of the eastern neighbor on Ukraine did not give peace, caused alarm. Is it possible, war in the 21st century! One day, February 24, 2022, changed my life. Russia treacherously attacked my Motherland, breaking the plans and destinies of millions of compatriots. The destruction and losses were terrible, but the heroic resistance of Ukrainians changed despair and fear into faith in victory.

I live and work in Kyiv. Studied in the `Kyiv School of Photography` In a year of learning, I developed expertise and discovered a fascinating world of art photography. I was studying aesthetics and composition under the mentorship of a renowned Ukrainian photographer and art expert - Dimitri Bogachyk. Photography for me is one of the ways of self-expression. It is full of freedom to express, create and inspire. It is as a way to capture a moment, embrace it with my vision and evoke deep emotions in the viewers and allow them to feel the harmony within the scene.