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Dima received his Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.
He obtained his first degree in Kiev, Ukraine in 2000 as a Director of Photography in Motion Picture Imaging.

For the past 12 years Dima has worked as a documentary photographer with major publications and ne… Read More
Dima received his Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.
He obtained his first degree in Kiev, Ukraine in 2000 as a Director of Photography in Motion Picture Imaging.

For the past 12 years Dima has worked as a documentary photographer with major publications and news agencies such as Associated Press, Bloomberg News and Agence France-Presse. He has also worked on multiple projects around the globe, including collaborations with Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Population Fund and numerous recent embeds with the US Army in Afghanistan. Dima's work has appeared in a variety of international publications, including New York Times, Stern, Paris Match and Time.

Over the past two years Dima has been exploring the American war in Afghanistan through video installation, photography, appropriated imagery and data visualization.

Currently, Dima is working on publishing his first book.


Awards:

Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation - Space Program (Winner): 2013
Magenta Flash Forward - (Winner): 2013
PDN's 30: 2011
Critical Mass - Top 50: 2011
Magenta Foundation (Honorable mention): 2010
PDN Photo Annual (Photojournalism winner): 2010
AI+AP (American Photography + American Illustration): published in 2008–2010 yearbooks
International Photography Awards – Lucie: honorable mention: 2008–2009
PX3 - winner (portraiture): 2010
PX3 - winner (travel) 1st, 2nd and 3rd place: 2008–2009
XVIII Eddie Adams Workshop: 2005


Exhibitions:

Solo:

Pictura gallery (Bloomington, IN) “Inshallah": 2013

Group:

Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles, CA) Slideshow Night "WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY": 2013
Gelman gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, RI) “New Contemporaries 2012”: 2012
Sol Koffler gallery (Providence, RI) "Flux Capacity": 2012
Gelman gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (Providence, RI) “From This Point Forward”: 2012
Cohen gallery at Brown University (Providence, RI) "Alternate Terrains: Photography Exhibition": 2012
RING CUBE gallery (Tokyo, Japan) "PDN's 30": 2011
RayKo Photo Center (San Francisco, CA) "Across the Divide": 2011
Pelavin gallery (New York, NY) "A Field Guide To Getting Lost": 2011


Lectures:

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (New York, NY): 2011
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (New York, NY): 2011


Articles & Reviews:

Quill Magazine "We Own the Future of the News": 2012
Photo District News: "Our Choice of 30 Photographers to Watch": 2011
The New York Times LENS Blog "In Afghanistan, a Personal Perspective": 2010
Slideluck Potshow "Interview with Dima Gavrysh": 2009
Popular Photography: "Holi Festival by Dima Gavrysh": 2009


Dima holds US and Ukrainian passports and is available for assignments throughout the world. Read Less
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  • Freelance photographer
    Associated Press // New York, NY, USA
  • Freelance photographer
    New York Times // New York, NY, USA
  • Freelance photographer
    The Wall Street Journal // New York, NY, USA
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