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.” — Award Jury 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.
- Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award Honorable Mention, 2015