Oleksandr Techynskyi

Oleksandr Techynskyi

Ukraine

Biography

Oleksandr Techynskyi was born in 1979 in Dnipro, Ukraine. He spent his childhood in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic in the north-east of the Russian Federation. In 1999 he graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Medical College, then worked as a medical assistant in a psychiatric emergency team. In 2001 he left medicine and started to work as a freelance photographer. He has worked as a photo journalist for more than 15 years, cooperating with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Vogue, Playboy, and others. Besides Ukraine, he has carried out shootings in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Liberia, Georgia, Russia and Latvia. Since 2011 he has focused on creating documentary films. His feature documentary debut ALL THINGS ABLAZE won an MDR Film Prize for the best Eastern European documentary at DOK Leipzig 2014. His film DELTA (2017) was selected at the Odesa IFF.

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