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Viacheslav Ratynskyi (1989) is a Ukrainian photo reporter and documentary photographer.

He was born in Zhytomyr, and graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, majoring in journalism. He has been living and working in Kyiv for the last 10 years.


He is a member of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPP).


Since the first hours of a full-scale invasion, he covered the main events of the Russian war against Ukraine.

Before the war, he worked as a photojournalist in multiple Ukrainian media and covered the most significant events in Ukraine. He created the documentary photo story “100 Moments of the Revolution of Dignity” about the events on Euromaidan in Kyiv in 2014,


Viacheslav works as a photojournalist mostly for Reuters and other media as a contributor.


His photos were published in many Ukrainian publications (Ukrainian Pravda, Hromadske, The New Voice of Ukraine, Focus, Forbes, Ukrainian Week, Reporters, and others), as well as in foreign publications (Time, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The New York Times, El Pais, BBC, Reuters, Der Spiegel).


As a freelance photographer, he collaborates with international organizations like UNICEF, USAID, and UNDP.


He participated in many group exhibitions in different parts of the world. His photos were published in several books.

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