Oksana Parafeniuk is a freelance photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her main topics of interest include documenting lives of people in the regions of a humanitarian crisis, migration and displacement, rights of people with disabilities, among many others.
In addition to her personal projects, Oksana has worked on assignment for U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, BBC Ukraine, Expresso newspaper / Portugal, UN Women, UNAIDS, Internews Ukraine, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Bird in Flight Magazine, Ukrainian Truth, The Artbo, Prism Photo Magazine, and others. Participated in several Ukrainian exhibitions, among which a major group exhibition called “What is Your Name”, organized by UNICEF on the theme of internally displaced people, shown at Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine (December 2016).
Oksana has worked as a local producer with foreign media and international organizations in Ukraine, including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, CNBC, Danish TV2, BBC