Anastasia Vlasova


Honorable Mention – 2015 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award |

Anastasia Vlasova is a Ukrainian photojournalist based in Kiev, Ukraine. She is currently covering the different aspects of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

“Anastasia Vlasova has shown bravery and commitment to show the world community the dire reality of this story which she lives herself on a day-to-day basis being based in the region. Her photos have a quality of light and texture that illicit a connection with the people and the extent of suffering they endure. Under treacherous personal risk she endeavors to uncover the truth of war crimes from both sides breaking through the veil of government propaganda.”

Vlasova is a staff photographer at the Kyiv Post, an English language newspaper in Kiev. She is also a stringer at the European Pressphoto Agency in Kiev. Vlasova has covered the Ukraine EuroMaidan revolution, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near Donetsk, Ukraine. Since April 2014, her work has focused mainly on the Eastern Ukraine region of Donbas.

Vlasova’s photojournalism has won several awards, among them the Gold for College Photographer of the Year’s Spot News category and the Bronze at Picture of the Year International’s Spot News category. She has been published in the New York Times’ Lens blog, TIME’s Lightbox, The Guardian, NBC, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, among other media outlets.

Vlasova has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Institute of Journalism in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Journalism there. She is a 2015 Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography Fellow at NYU.

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Anastasia Vlasova

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Anastasia Vlasova’s Photos

Warning: Images contain violent content

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Anastasia Vlasova

The body of one of the passengers is marked with barrier tape near the crash site of the Boeing 777, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region near Donetsk, Ukraine. A Malaysia Airlines plane with 295 people on board crashed on July 17, 2014 in eastern Ukraine, and both the government and separatist rebels fighting in the area denied shooting it down. All passengers on board Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur are feared dead.

 
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Anastasia Vlasova

Two local resident hide in a basement room as ‘Grad’ rockets fire at the neighborhood of Debaltsevo, Donetsk oblast. Heavy fighting for controlling Debaltseve as a strategic point with roads to Donetsk, Lugansk and Rostov-on-Don has last since end of August 2014 when Debaltseve was taken under control by Ukrainian army.

 
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Anastasia Vlasova

The view to a room in the kindergarten #9 which was hit by Grad rocket launcher in Debaltseve of Donetsk Oblast on January 22, 2015. Pro-Russian separatists struck an empty kindergarten in Debaltseve rather than their presumed target of a Ukrainian military field command center nearby.

 
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Anastasia Vlasova

More than 100 people with two dozen children among them live in a bomb shelter, located in the House of Culture of Petrovskiy district in Donetsk, Ukraine. The shelter kids have a sort of a nursery room in the bomb shelter where they play and spend the day time. The children are permanently sick because of the cold and wet air underground, they rarely go outside, because of fear of bombings. Most of the bomb shelter dwellers had been living here for 5 month already, since early August when Petrovskiy district got shelled.

 
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Anastasia Vlasova

Relatives attend the funeral ceremony of 11-year old Artem Lytkin, who was killed on January 19, 2015 during the shelling in Debaltseve, Donetsk oblast.

 
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Anastasia Vlasova

Local residents sit in a bus as they wait to evacuation from Debaltseve of Donetsk area, Ukraine, February 3, 2015. According to the UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the number of people who have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine has climbed to 5,358, with the escalating violence claiming an average of 10 lives per day in the past few weeks.

 
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