Maria Petrenko


Tension series is about the anticipation of war, the state of fatigue and tension in which we, as a society, lived for several months before a full-scale russian attack on Ukraine. It was the last series that I took in Kyiv, before I were caused to leave my home.

About the Artist

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Born and live in Kyiv (temporally in Berlin). Studied sociology and philosophy. Within 10 years has been working in the field of marketing, advertising and on the TV. Studied Documentary Photography at the School of Visual Communication. Exhibited in Lviv, Kyiv, Krakow, London, Arles, Kharkiv, Berlin, Potsdam, Vilnus.  Finalist (3rd Place, Professional competition, Discovery) of the Sony Photography Awards 2018.Member of Ukrainian Women Photographers Organization. Publications: F-stop magazine, Humble Arts Foundation group show, Ukraїner, Der Greif Guest Room, Bird in Flight, Sleek magazine