Maxim Dondyuk is a documentary photographer.
He was born in on July 15, 1983 in Slavuta, USSR.
His childhood was in the small town of Nova Kakhovka.
Currently based in Kiev, Ukraine.
2011 – Magnum Photos in Leica Akademie. Mark Power, Chien-Chi Chang, Christopher Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen,
Alec Soth, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Thomas Dworzak (Moscow, Russia)
2011 – NOOR-Nikon Masterclass of Documentary Photography. Stanley Greene, Philip Blenkinsop, Pep Bonet (Bucharest, Romania)
2010 – Jason Eskenazi master-class “Killing the Buddha” (Kiev, Ukraine)
2009 – Donald Weber master-class “Photojournalism” (Kiev, Ukraine)
2009 – Sergey Maksimishin master-class “The way to success. Photostories. Work with news agencies” (Kiev, Ukraine)
2008 – Aleksandr Lapin master-class “Photography as …” (Kiev, Ukraine)
NGOs – World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), Foundation for “Development of Ukraine” (Ukraine),
Kherson charitable foundations “Mongoose” (Ukraine).
Magazines – Russian Reporter, Vokrug Sveta, OGONEK, Foto&Video, Bolshoj Gorod, Artchronika (Russia), L’INSENSÉ PHOTO, EUROPA (France), Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany), Zurnalas FOTO (Lithuania), Tyzhden, Focus, KyivWeekly, Korrespondent, VDOH (Ukraine), No Borders Magazine (iPad).
Newspapers – The Independent (UK), Wall Street Journal (the USA), De Volkskrant (Netherlands), Berliner Zeitung (Germany), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Kommersant, Izvestiya, Nevskoye Vremya (Russia), Comments, DAY (Ukraine).
Internet Media – CNN Photos, La Lettre de la Photographie, Russian Reporter Online, Life Force Magazine, PhotoPhilanthropy, Liberty.SU, PHOTOGRAPHIE.COM, LENTA.RU, TeleKritika.
2013 – Honorable mention of the otoVisura Grant (International)
2013 – Grand Prix of the “Best photo of the year” at the contest “Photographer of the Year” (Ukraine)
2013 – 2nd prize Documentary Photostory of the Year (Ukraine)
2013 – Shortlist in the Portraiture category of Sony World Photography Awards (London, UK)
2012 – Forward Thinking Museum, finalist of 4th quarter (New York, USA)
2012 – Finalist of the Photostory 2012: Small Stories contest (International)
2012 – Finalist of the “The Circle of Life” contest , International Photofestival “Vilnius Photo Circle” (Vilnius, Lithuania)
2012 – Honorable Mention of the 2012 International Photography Awards annual competition (IPA) (International)
2012 – Finalist for a grant of the 4th edition of the AnthropoGraphia Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling (International)
2012 – Finalist for a grant of The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film (International)
2012 – Forward Thinking Museum, finalist of 2nd quarter (New York, USA)
2012 – Grand Prix of the “Photostory of the Year” at the contest “The Best Photographer” (Moscow, Russia)
2012 – Grand Prix “Best Global Health Story” of the BD’s Hope for a Healthy World Photo Competition (International)
2012 – Finalist of the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism (Hanover, Germany)
2012 – 2nd Prize Picture Story of the Year of the Photographers Giving Back Contest (Stockholm , Sweden)
2012 – Finalist of the Photo Evidence Book Award 2012 (International)
2012 – Award of Excellence (Issue Reporting Multimedia Story) Picture of the Year Int’l (POYi) (New York, USA)
2011 – Finalist of the Pikto International Competition (Toronto, Canada)
2011 – Grand Prix of the contest “The Circle of Life”, International Photofestival “Vilnius Photo Circle” (Vilnius, Lithuania)
2011 – Grand Prix of the contest “Photo Film”, Chernihiv Photo Fest (Kiev, Ukraine)
2011 – Honorable mention of the Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (Seoul, Korea)
2010 – 2nd, 3rd and 3rd Prize Picture Story of the Photojournalism Development Foundation Award in the story category “People and Events”,
“News” and “Sports Events” (Moscow, Russia)
via Maxim Dondyuk.