Having recently enjoyed some time at the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, photojournalists, Oksana Yushko and Arthur Bondar, have crossed the ocean and made their way to Paducah!
Having recently enjoyed some time at the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, photojournalists, Oksana Yushko and Arthur Bondar, have crossed the ocean and made their way to Paducah! They will participate in The Paducah Arts Alliance’s (PAA) Artist-in-Residence Program this month, working on a collaborative project, which will document images of Paducah’s rich river culture and the community that was built upon its waters. Both artists are from Moscow, Russia.
Oksana works as a freelance photographer and has been a professional journalist since 2006. Her work has been published in such notable publications as The New York Times, Mare Magazine (Germany), Guardian (UK), Russian Reporter, Esquire and Financial Times. Arthur’s work has also been displayed internationally. A photojournalist since 2007, Arthur was named "Best Photographer of the Year in Ukraine" in 2013.
As part of their residency work in Paducah, Oksana and Arthur will establish connections with people and images that tell an important part of Paducah’s bigger story.
“We plan to shoot a project about the river and junction of lives, feelings and forces of people who live and work near the rivers,” says Arthur. “We hope our experience will be interesting and useful for other people.”