Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Ukrainian refugees

  • Photographer
    Elli Asker
  • Website
    https://www.elliasker.art/
  • Instagram
    @elli.asker.photography

Reportage made in Ukraine and Poland. I have witnessed firsthand the tragedy inflicted on thousands of Ukrainian refugees as they arrived at the Polish borders in freezing temperatures, waiting in endless queues to be processed for periods ranging from hours to several days at a time, some of whom had fled Ukraine primarily on foot. I have seen the frightened eyes of woman and endless lines of confused children and seniors who could hardly believe what had unfolded before them. And will never forget what I saw.

I am an artist based in Sweden. I have lived and worked in Spain, Russia and the USA and combine travel with a passion for photography. I studied with Dimitri Bogachuk at Kiev's School of Photography, in the Ukraine, and completed a BA in Political Science at Södertörn University, Sweden.
I am an advocate for the positive influence which creative practice can have. My own story is one of immigration prompted by traumatic persecution in my home country and photography has been a way to cope with anxiety and the effects of PTSD.


Awards
2022 - MonoVisions Photography Awards - Category - Photojournalism/Series, Honorable Mentions

2022 - MonoVisions Photography Awards - Category - Abstract /Series, Honorable Mentions

2022 - MonoVisions Photography Awards - Category - Abstract /Single, Honorable Mentions

2022 - MonoVisions Photography Awards - Category - Abstract /Single, Honorable Mentions

2022 - Honorable Mention / Jury Top 5 - International Photography Awards (IPA) One Shot - Color - Abstract

2022 - Honorable Mention / Official Selection - International Photography Awards (IPA) One Shot - Color - Abstract