Grom Alena was born and lived in Donetsk city. In the spring of 2014, Russia began a mixed war against Ukraine. Now more than 2 million inhabitants who had left Donbass because of the war, have become refugees. Alena and her family had to leave their home and become refugees. At the moment lives in Kiev.
She creates projects that tell about children living in the conflict zone, refugees in Ukraine.
Now is working on the creation of a book, which will include her recent project "Warehouse of Toys". The project addresses the theme of empathy, humanity, childhood dreams.
Alena studied at various photo schools in Ukraine. She is a member of The National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU). Alena's photos, multimedia projects such as Bogotà, at Jorge Jurado Gallery (2017), Festival Palazzo Ca 'Zanardi (2017); Festival Kolga Tbilisi Photo (2016); International photo show in Scotland (2016); and others
Alena Grom is a participant of various exhibitions and awards.
2016 The Royal Photographic Society; silver medal
2016 Singapore International Salon; bronze medal
2016 LivePressPhoto; bronze medal
2016 International photo show in Scotland; shortliste
2017 PhotOn Festival International Festival of Photojournalis
2017 ANIMA MUNDI festival Palazzo Ca' Zanardi
2017 ININTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017; The second prize in the category "People"