Anastasia Vlasova is a Ukrainian photojournalist based in Kyiv. She is a staff photographer at the English-language newspaper The Kyiv Post, and a stringer for the European Pressphoto Agency. Vlasova has covered the Maidan movement, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the MH17 plane crash. For the past year, she has focused primarily on the Eastern Ukraine region of Donbas. Her work has been published in the New York Times’ Lens blog, TIME Lightbox, The Guardian, NBC, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and others.
Vlasova has won several awards, including Bronze in Picture of the Year International’s Spot News category, Silver for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award, and Gold in the College Photographer of the Year's Spot News category. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Journalism. Vlasova is a 2015 Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography Fellow at NYU.
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In 2011, at the age of 17, Anastasia Vlasova covered protests in Kiev for the first time. Three years later when the first wave of major violence erupted in Ukraine, she was studying journalism in her first semester of graduate school. “I wanted to shake people's shoulders and say, wake up! There's a war going on in our country.” A Q&A with Alan Chin.
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