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.
Selected Exhibitions/ Awards/ Workshops
2023 Hamburg Portfolio Review, Germany
2023 The Women Photograph + Leica Grant, Finalist
2023 Photoville Festival exhibition RUATOKI, NYC, USA
2022 Missouri Photo Workshop, Excelsior Springs, USA
2022 Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Nominee
2021 Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, USA
2021 Auckland Festival of Photography, Covid-19 Anxiety Project exhibition
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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