I am the one who changes trends and society with my photography
Sony α Universe member
In 2019 I discovered the Sony mirrorless camera system and have never looked back. My partnership
with the company has included many live educational broadcasts on photography as well as preparation
of a school photography course and an exhibition in the United States.
26 charity events and counting
My passion is supporting animal shelters. Over the course of my career I have organized 26 educational
photography events whose proceeds went to shelters. On last September 29 I started a course for
Ukrainian refugee photographers, with donations going to Ukrainian animal shelters.
8 years as director of photography school in Kyiv
PatyakaSchool, my photography academy in Kyiv, is a recognized national leader in teaching methods
and design of practical study. With a faculty of 8 professional photographers, we taught over 3,000
students and set new standards for artistic excellence and social engagement. A U.S. version of the
school is in the works.
5 years as Canon Education Partner
In partnership with Canon, I organized a series of free seminars for those new to photography. With
attendance at around 300 apiece, they were among Kyiv's most outstanding photography events of
15 workshops on photobook design
I was one of the first Ukrainian photographers to teach photo album design and to evolve a culture of shooting stories. My work is still considered foundational for this style of photography.
4 years coaching models
Over the last 4 years I have developed a series of guides to the psychology of posing, for use by models and by families. They contain a methodology of reparation for branding shoots that is now used by over 15,000 photographers (the "12 Words" technique).
20 professional photography talks
Since 2016 I have been an in-demand speaker for photography events throughout the Ukraine, with a reputation as a trendsetter and arbiter of style.
Marketing coach for photographers
My group and individual training method for marketing photography, launched in 2020, is now available
in 3 languages.
Course on Moms with Cameras (in person and online)
Alongside my educational work with professional photographers, I also offer an ongoing course for mothers, "Moms with Cameras" Due to the war in Ukraine, it is now implemented online.
My after school photography course for children aged 8-12 is scheduled for launch in Fall 2022. This free program aims to promote interest in photography among teenagers and to give them a way to earn money and express their unique vision of the world.
Sponsor of parents' events
The experience of motherhood and my training in psychotherapy have led me to develop a series of
events for conscious parenthood, at first in Ukraine and now in the U.S.
I have 8 exhibitions planned around the themes of conscious motherhood and women's rights.
Photography must change people's minds and change the world. The first is concerned with Ukrainian