Anatoli Ulyanov
Photographer / Filmmaker / Writer

Born in 1984. Lviv, Ukraine
Currently in Los Angeles, California

[email protected]

Education

BA/MA-Eq. in Journalism from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

Experience

Co-Founder of VVHY Visual Lab (2014 – present)
Co-Founder of Looo.ch Media Label (2010 – 2013)
Co-Founder of PROZA – Art & Criticism Site (2003 – 2009)
Deputy-In-Chief of SHO Magazine (2007 – 2009)
News Host at Inter Channel (2007 – 2008)
Reporter of X3M Street Culture Magazine (2000 – 2003)

Background

I've been an editor of controversial art-blog before government-hired right-wing nationalists forced me to leave Ukraine in 2009. My persecutions were triggered by my stand against conservatism for freedom of speech, LGBTQ-rights, cultural diversity and secular society. After my blog was banned by the censors of National Committee for Protection of Public Morals, me and my partner, photographer Natasha Masharova, created Looo.ch – a media-label dedicated to political activism by the means of art. In 2012 we published a series of educational art-books promoting acceptance of LGBTQ+, and became banned in Russia for “propaganda of homosexuality”. Since 2014 we're focused on our visual lab VVHY.

Publications

Feature Shoot
Broad Magazine
Fotografia Magazine
Paradise Magazine
King Kong Magazine
Bird In Flight Magazine
NolaVie Magazine
Russia-K Channel

Appearances

2016 – RVLT Festival. 3rd edition (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
2016 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Moscow, Russia) 
2016 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Minsk, Belarus) 
2016 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Chelyabinsk, Russia) 
2016 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Kurgan, Russia)
2015 – Inner Circles: Reflections on Belonging (New York, USA)
2015 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Volgski, Russia)
2015 – Inner Visions. Second Edition (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
2010 – Project AUT (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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