Joseph Sywenkyj is an American photographer of Ukrainian descent who has lived and worked in Ukraine for approximately 20 years. Among his many awards, Joseph received the Aftermath Project Grant and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. He has also received two Fulbright Awards, one as a student and the other as a scholar.
Joseph has worked in dozens of countries as varied as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Iraq and has worked for numerous prominent publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Stern, Vanity Fair, and GQ.
Joseph’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; Les Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France; Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York and the United Nations Visitor’s Lobby in New York City among many other venues.