Tatsiana Chypsanava is a documentary photographer currently based in Nelson Whakatū, Aotearoa New Zealand.  Born in Belarus and a descendant of the Komi peoples of the Siberian North West Ural, she is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph, both groups that champion diversity in the industry. Her work focuses on Indigenous rights, migration, and environmental issues.


Tatsiana is a member of Women Photograph , Diversify Photo, The Journal Collective

Selected Exhibitions/ Awards/ Workshops

2024 New York Portfolio Review , USA 

2023 Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant, Grantee,  Diversify Photo/ Pulitzer Center, USA

2023 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, VII Academy

2023 Hamburg Portfolio Review, Germany

2023 Photoville Festival exhibition RUATOKI, NYC, USA

2022 Missouri Photo Workshop, Excelsior Springs, USA

2022 NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year WINNER Photo Story 

2021 Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA

2021 Nelson Arts Festival/ Track Zero. Our World: Through the Eye of the Lens 

2021. ABOUT LAST YEAR - LOCKDOWN PHOTOGRAPHY."the Journal" group exhibition at Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin

2021 Auckland Festival of Photography, Postcards from New Zealand

2021 Auckland Festival of Photography, Covid-19 Anxiety Project exhibition 

2020 Women Photograph Workshop

2020 Wellcome Photography Prize, Covid-19 Anxiety Project commission, London, UK

2020 Australasia's Top Emerging Photographers 2020 Top 10 Documentary Category 

2019 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year/Photo story/Winner 

2019 Volcanic Artist in Residency, Whakatane Museum 

2017 NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year/ Photo Story/ Finalist 

2017. Photival, Festival of Documentary Photography, New Zealand, Highly Commended 

2014. NZ Geo Photographer of the Year/Photo Story/Highly Commended 


English, Russian, Portuguese, Belarusian, Te Reo Māori

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