About

Mikhail Palinchak is Ukrainian street, reportage and documentary photographer residing and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. Born January 1985 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine into photographic family. Starts photography in 2008. Since 2012 member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative (UPHA) and member of Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPF) since 2014. Numerous awards, exhibitions and publications around the world. 
Publications: The New York Times, Esquire, El Mundo, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Liberation, Politiken, Bloomberg, Der Spiegel, Diario Digital, DS News, Stern, ParisMatch, Newsweek, Financial Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Japan Times, The Telegraph, The Washington Times, El Pais, Figyelő, The Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail, de Standaard, Press, La Depeche, Le Devoir,  Le Point, Paris Match, Deutsche Welle, Wirtschaftsblatt, Gazeta Wyborcza, Elsevier, Edição Público Lisboa, Milenio, Meduza, Kommersant, Kompas, Ogoniok, Epoch Times, The Times, New York Post, Bird in Flight, Reuters, AFP, AP, doc!, Gup Magazine, The Verge, Focus, Novoe Vremya,  KyivPost, Capital, Lviv Post, The Ukranian Weekly, The Day, Digitális Fotó Magazin, Viva!, Ukraine Culture, Playboy, PHOTO+, Fix, National Geographic Ukraine, Entre Revue, Kεφαλαιο, Foto&Video, Reporter, Zhuzhalka
Exhibitions:
2017 April/May - Group exhibition "Contemporary landscape" in NU ART Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2017 March/April - Group exhibition "The Ukrainian Uprising" in Scarlet Ibis Gallery, Seattle, USA;
2016 December - Group exhibition "Subconscious and space" in Barvy art-space, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2016 November - XVIII International photo exhibition "Day - 2016" in Lavra gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2016 July - Group exhibition "Separation" in AkT space, art-factory Platforma, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2016 July - International Exhibition of Art Photography "Good Light 2016" at the National Library Gallery, Kragujevac, Serbia;
2016 June - "Good light 2016" exhibition projections at Arsenal Fest music festival, Kragujevac, Serbia;
2015 December - Group exhibition of Wojnicz International Salon of Photography in Gallery TPZW, Wojnicz, Poland;
2015 December - Group exhibition "Year of Parliament" in Parliament of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2015 November - XVII International photo exhibition "Day - 2015" in Lavra gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2015 November - Street photography exhibition in MTYV as part of E.Gaidar Foundation Award in Moscow, Russia;
2015 September - Group street photography exhibition INNERVISIONS 2014 in Fotodoc Gallery, Moscow, Russia;
2015 September - Group street photography exhibition INNERVISIONS 2014 in Photographica Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia;
2015 August - Group street photography exhibition INNERVISIONS 2014 in Kullo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia;
2015 June - Group exhibition "Ukrainian Challenge" as a part of the exhibition WORLD PRESS PHOT '15 in T.Shevchenko Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2015 May - Group exhibition 5th Biennial PHOTOPORTRAIT' 15 named after Stepan Nazarenko, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;
2015 May/June - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition at Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, UK;
2015 March/May - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition in Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, UK;
2015 March - Group exhibition of the finalists of Street photography festival 2015 in FOTODOC, Moscow, Russia;
2015 March/April - Group street photography exhibition INNERVISIONS 2014 in Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus;
2015 February - Group art show "Future of the Maidan" in Prostir space, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2015 January/February - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition in Royal Albert Hall, London, UK;
2015 January/February - Personal exhibition "Fragments" in HudGraf Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2014/15 November/January - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition in Banbury Museum, Banbury, UK;
2014 November - Group show "Euromaidan: The True Story" in Embassy of Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia;
2014 November - Group street photography exhibition EASTREET 2 in East Poland House, Brussels, Belgium;
2014 Nov/Dec - Group street photography exhibition INNERVISIONS' 14 in The Vedogon’-Theatre, Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia;
2014 September/November - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition in Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; 
2014 Aug/Sep - Group street photography exhibition EASTREET 2 in KD Gallery during International Film Festival, Nancy, France;
2014 August - Personal exhibition on "Zelena Scena" during Open Air Photo Fest 2014 (Chernigiv, Ukraine);
2014 July/August - 157 RPS International Print Exhibition in Berkeley Gallery, London, UK; 
2014 July - Group street photography exhibition EASTREET 2 in Warsztaty Kultury, Lublin, Poland;
2014 June/July - Group show of Momentum collective in Gallery "Warsztat Warszawski", Warsaw, Poland;
2014 June - Group show "Euromaidan: The True Story" in Mauermuseum at Charlie Checkpoint in Berlin, Germany;
2014 June - Group exhibition of street photographers collective Momentum in Binokle Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2014 May - Group exhibition "Maidan. (R)Evolution of Spirit" in M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2014 May - Group exhibition EASTREET in I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum during Kolga Tbilisi Photo festival, Tbilisi, Georgia;
2014 May - Group exhibition "Euromaidan: The True Story" in TBC Gallery as a part of Kolga Tbilisi Photo festival, Tbilisi, Georgia;
2014 May - Belltown Art Walk with group show "rEvolution, UKRAINE" in Belltown Community Center, Seattle, USA;
2014 April - Group exhibition of the finalists of Street photography festival 2014 in FOTODOC, Moscow, Russia;
2014 March/April - Group exhibition "rEvolution, UKRAINE: Defending Liberty & Dignity" in A/NT Gallery, Seattle, USA;
2014 March - Group exhibition of the winners of Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2013" in M17 Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2014 January/February - Exhibition of contemporary art "Insomnia" in ILKO Gallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2014 January - Group exhibition "Euromaidan: The True Story" in 8BIT Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2013 November/December - Group exhibition "Contemporary Photography in Public Spaces" in Old Sarepta Museum, Volgograd, Russia;
2013 October - Group street photography exhibition EASTREET in Centrum of Culture, Lublin, Poland;
2013 July/September - Group exhibition of Ukraine photography "Every Milkman Knows Seamstress" in Da Sein Art Gallery, Donetsk, Ukraine;
2013 July - Group street photography exhibition "Whisper of the Street" in BWC Club, London, UK;
2013 May - Exhibition of contemporary art "Fragmentation" in ILKO Gallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2013 May - Group exhibition of street photographers collective Momentum in Look-studio, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2013 May - Group exhibition of the finalists of Street photography festival 2013 in Erarta Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2013 April - Group exhibition of the winners of STREETS 2013 in Center of culture Trajko Prokoviev, Kumanovo, Macedonia;
2013 April - Group exhibition of the finalists of Street photography festival 2013 in FOTODOC, Moscow, Russia;
2013 Feb - Group exhibition of the winners of Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2012" in M17 Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2012 December - Mixed-media group project "LIGHT of ART: HOUSE in HOUSE" in M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2012 December - Group XVII annual exhibition of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU), Kyiv, Ukraine; 
2012 July - Join exhibition and presentation of magazine Fix #2 in School of The Academic Photography, Rostov-on-Don, Russia;
2012 March/April - Exhibition of contemporary art "INDIFFERENT" held in Transcarpatian museum J. Bokshai, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2012 March - Join exhibition "New Picture of Kyiv" orginized by TOP10, Gallery "Lavra" and World Press Photo in Kyiv, Ukraine;
2012 February - Charity join photo exhibition in the emergency department of Children's Hospital in Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2011 December - Group exhibition "Ukraine playing football" held by Football Federation of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2011 November - Join XVI annual exhibition of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU), Kyiv, Ukraine;
2011 October - Group exhibition "Photo club Novi Sad 2011" international photosalon, Novi Sad, Serbia;
2011 January - Group exhibition "Exposed 2011" international photosalon, Kamnik, Slovenia;
2010 August - Group exhibition LIsFE 2010 “People in Environment”, Leiden, Netherlands;
2010 May - Group exhibition "Ukraine and world" in Uzhgorod National University, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2009 September/November - Personal exhibition "Conditions" in two restaurants "Potate House", Kyiv, Ukraine;
2009 June - Group exhibition "Light and Shadow 2009" international photosalon, Lviv, Ukraine;
2009 May - Join exhibition of National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (NSPAU) in honor of the 20-th anniversary of NSPAU, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2008 December - Group exhibition of the flickr group Ukrainian Flickr in Art Arsenal infocenter, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2008 November - Personal exhibition of Mikhail Palinchak and his father in Art Arsenal infocenter, Kyiv, Ukraine;
Awards:
2017 - 2nd place in Reportage photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2016";
2017 - 3rd place in Portraite photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2016";
2017 - 3rd place in Landscape (series) photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2016";
2016 - IAAP Ribbon on Decisive Moment 2016 Photo Contest (Egypt);
2016 - Finalist of the XVIII International photo award "Day - 2016" (Ukraine);
2016 - 2 FIAP Gold Medals on International Exhibition of Art Photography "Good Light 2016" (Serbia);
2016 - PSA Bronze Medal on International Exhibition of Art Photography "Good Light 2016" (Serbia);
2016 - MoL Bronze Medal on International Exhibition of Art Photography "Good Light 2016" (Serbia);
2015 - 6 Honorable mentions on IPA 2015 (USA);
2015 - PSA Ribbon on Wojnicz International Salon of Photography 2015 (Poland);
2015 - FIAP Blue Ribbon on International Salon of Photography Smedrevo 2015 (Serbia);
2015 - Bronze medal on International Salon of Report Photography Life Press Photo (Ukraine);
2015 - Silver medal of Images Sans Frontier on 5th Biennial PHOTOPORTRAIT '15 named after Stepan Nazarenko (Ukraine);
2015 - TOP-25 of the 3-rd edition of folioPORT.org on-line portfolio reviews at KAUNAS PHOTO festival;
2015 - Finalist of Street Photography Festival '15 (Russia);
2014 - Finalist of 157th RPS International Print Exhibition (UK);
2014 - 1st place in Street photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2013" (Ukraine);
2014 - 1st place in Landscape photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2013" (Ukraine);
2014 - 1st place in Portraite photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2013" (Ukraine);
2014 - 2nd place in Architecture photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2013" (Ukraine);
2014 - Finalist of Street Photography Festival '14 (Russia);
2013 - IAAP Diploma / Honorable Mention at MOMENTS 2013 (Macedonia);
2013 - IAAP Silver medal on Cairo International Photographic Art Exhibition 2013 (Egypt);
2013 - PSA Gold medal at 2nd International exhibition of art photography STREETS 2013 (Macedonia);
2013 - 1st place in Architecture photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2012" (Ukraine);
2013 - 2nd place in Street photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2012" (Ukraine);
2013 - 3rd place in Street photography category on Ukraine national photo contest "Photographer of the year 2012" (Ukraine);
2012 - Silver medal of NSPAU on XVII exhibition 2012 of National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine (Ukraine);
2009 - Blue ribbon of FIAP in 1st International Salone of Fine Art Photography "Light and Shadow - 2009" (Ukraine);
Lectures and public talks:
2017 July - Public talk on ZAVOD for ArtStudio Passage (Lviv, Ukraine);
2017 February - Lecture on educational platform Nomen (Uzhgorod, Ukraine);
2016 September - Public talk in Postmen (Kyiv, Ukraine);
2015 July - Lecture in #MediaHub photoschool (Kyiv, Ukraine);
2015 January - Public talk in HudGraf Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine);
2014 June - Lecture for AIESEC youth organisation (Kyiv, Ukraine);
2014 June - Lecture in KievArtCollege (Kyiv, Ukraine);
2013 May - Lecture in Look-studio (Uzhgorod, Ukraine);
2012 October - Public talk in 5x5 photoclub (Lviv, Ukraine);
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