Ira Lupu is a photographer, writer, and multimedia artist born in Odesa, Ukraine. As a recipient of the Director’s Fellowship, she graduated from the International Center of Photography, New York.
Ira’s work explores the intersection of documentary and metaphorical space. An important part of her work is centered around global women’s issues, including “On Dreams and Screens”, a transmedia project on the psychological aspects of online sex work in Ukraine. She did projects on underrepresented Eastern European communities, including the youth of Kazakhstan and Russia who protest their authoritarian governments, Donbas war veterans who committed suicide, the Ukrainian LGBTQ community.
Ira is a participant of Eddie Adams XXXIII, part of Women Photograph Chapter Kyiv, and Diversify.Photo's "Up Next" list. Her work appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, i-D, Dazed, Vice, Calvert Journal, Folha de S.Paulo, and has been exhibited in Dallas Contemporary and Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia museums.