Hanna Hrabarska (1985) is an Ukrainian photographer, journalist and photography teacher.
Before the war in Ukraine, she was running a small portrait studio in the center of Kyiv and touring around the world with music bands and techno DJs. She has established herself as a freelance photographer, photo journalist and documentary artist. She hold a MA in Journalism from the National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv (2010)
In the course of her now 12-year career in photography, Hanna’s work was published in numerous media outlets, such as Die ZEIT, VOGUE, FORBES, Cicero, NRC and others. Her photos were exhibited in galleries in France, Germany, Norway and USA.
Since 2021 Hanna has been National Photographer at UN Women, Ukraine (an United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women)
She has been teaching photography courses at the online art & photography school SKVOT, an Ukrainian creative hub based in Kyiv (which was a 2020 Red Dot design award winner).
After the war started, Hanna had to flee Ukraine together with her mom. Her recent photography project is about their journey from Kyiv through Kryvyi Rih, Uzhgorod, Mali Selmentsi, Kosice, Budapest and Munich and finally the Netherlands.
She is passionate about documentary photography, and wants to dedicate her further practices to research a deeper a concept of “war refugee” status, label and stigma and apply it to her work as photographer, journalist and artist.
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