Oleksandr Rupeta - About
Oleksandr Rupeta is a documentary photographer from Ukraine working worldwide. He is mostly interested in social anthropology and social conflict topics, with an emphasis on personality.
Oleksandr is a member of the International Federation of Journalists, Federation of European Photographers, the Independent Media Trade Union Of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers.
As a news and reportage photographer, Oleksandr undertakes short and long-term projects about political, cultural, and social life in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His works covered sensitive subjects such as military confrontation, life the people with disabilities and health care in the less developed countries, prosecuted religious communities and the LGBT community, existence of ethnic minorities, animal conservation, robotization, etc.
The photos appeared in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Time, Nature, Forbes, National Geographic Traveler and others.
His news photos were chosen numerous times as a photo of the day, a photo of the month and a photo of the year in agencies such as NurPhoto, Zuma Press and GettyImages reportage.
Oleksandr's personal projects were published in Dodho Magazine, Bird In Flight magazine, The Heavy Collective, Broad magazine, C41 magazine, FotoRoom, All About Photo Magazine, Reporters, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Mediterranean Citizens Story magazine, Local History magazine, Trip magazine, F-Stop magazine, UnFrame, BBC Travel, and others.
Links to selected publications (personal projects)
2016 The descendants of 'biblical Noah' - BBC
2018 Temples of an Atheist State - BROAD.
2018 Bunkers in Albania - Bird In Flight (Rus)
2018 Q&A: Oleksandr Rupeta - Everything by us is a holiday - The Heavy Collective
2018 Everything by us is a holiday - C41 Magazine
2019 Elephant Conservation in Laos - Reporters. (Ukr)
2019 Peach margin - Dodho Magazine
2019 Someone in Your Corner - FotoRoom
2020 Someone in Your Corner - Público (Por)
2020 Interview with Oleksandr Rupeta - West Trade Review
2021 Someone in Your Corner - Marie Claire (Korea)
2022 The Bounded Nature - FK Magazine (En/Lv)
2022 Guerre en Ukraine, Oleksandr Rupeta témoigne - Fisheye Magazine (Fr)
2023 Il reporter Oleksandr Rupeta, Interview - Il Piccolo (It)
2023 Ukrainian photographer Oleksandr Rupeta, Interview - Lampoon Magazine
Awards and Mentions (selected)
2017 15th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest, Finalist
2017 International Images for Science by The Royal Photographic Society, Winner
2018 LifePressPhoto 2018, International Competition of report photography, Winner
2018 International photo festival "Travel Art Photo 2018", Winner
2018 Cherrydeck’s Editors’ Choice Award of June 2018
2019 ASPA - Alghero Street Photography Awards, Inspiration documentary project
2019 LifePressPhoto 2019, International Competition of report photography, Winner
2019 Direct Look/19 photo contest, Finalist
2020 The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, Winner
2020 The best modern photographer of January 2020 according to the All About Photo Magazine
2020 VOHH Foto Fest, Finalist
2021 A photographer to get inspired, Dodho magazine
2021 Budapest International Foto Awards, Photo Essay Winner
2022 The La Gacilly Photo Festival, Finalist
2022 An Ukrainian artist to follow closely, Fisheye Magazine choice
2023 The official image of the Trieste Film Festival 2023
2017 The Royal Photographic Society exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (group)
2017 XIX International Photo Exhibition, Lavra Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (group)
2018 FIBA photo exhibit in the House of Basketball, Switzerland (group)
2018 LifePressPhoto, Ostrog Academy Gallery, Ostrog, Ukraine (group)
2018 Travel Art Photo festival, The Gallery of the Art Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine (group)
2018 VIII International Photo Salon, Mykola House Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (group)
2019 International Salon of reporter photography, Ostrog Academy Gallery, Ostrog, Ukraine (group)
2019 Recentering Africa, Photocarrefour Art Gallery, Abuja, Nigeria (group)
2019 Direct Look/19, Center for Documentary Photography, Moscow, Russia (group)
2020 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, Aperture Gallery, New York, USA (group)
2020 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (group)
2021 The "Preferred Frames" project, AKT Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2021 United Nations UNCTAD exhibition, Palais des Nations, Switzerland (group)
2022 ILEX Gallery, Rome, Italy (group)
2023 Double Room Gallery, Trieste, Italy (solo)
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