May 4, 2023, 18:00


11:00 AM – Denys Ryzhuk, deputy head of the Southern Regional Staff Department of the State Border Service of Ukraine (in person);

Volodymyr Belov, senior officer of the Southern Department of Procurement of the Image and Publishing Center of the National Guard of Ukraine (in person);

Oleksandr Pashko, deputy head of the department of the special operations police department “United Assault Brigade of the National Police of Ukraine “Lyut” (in person);

Topics of focus:

  • “Offensive Guard”: how the recruiting campaign went?
  • How many servicemen have already joined the ranks of the new units?
  • Armament and equipment of units;
  • Further plans;

12:00 PM – Tetyana Khomenko, representative of UNDP, participant of the program for the reconstruction of Ukraine, which is financed by the European Investment Bank (in person);

Topics of focus:

  • The main problems and perspectives for the reconstruction of Odesa;
  • The agrarian sector, tourism, logistics – what will be the engine of the revival of the region’s economy?
  • What are the plans of UNDP and the European Investment Bank for Odesa

05:00 PM – Meeting with photography researcher Kateryna Radchenko (in person);

During the meeting we will talk about the World Press Photo contest, war photography and programs of support for photographers.

Kateryna Radchenko is a curator, artists, photography researcher. Based in Ukraine.

Since 2015 – founder and director of the international festival Odesa Photo Days.

2023 – World Press Photo Contest jury member (Chair of Europe region)

Curated exhibitions in Ukraine, South Korea, Sweden, Georgia, France, Canada, Latvia, Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, and UK.

As an author, she has published articles in several international magazines and online platforms, such as Fotograf, Magenta, EIKON, British Journal of Photography, FOAM Magazines. In collaboration with the Finnish Museum of Photography wrote the book “Images Tell Stories”.

In 2022 together with Christopher Nunn and Donald Weber published two volumes of The Information Front.

She has participated as a Portfolio Reviewer in many different photo festivals such as: Riga Photo Month, Lodz Photo Festival, Suwon Photo Festival, Photo Wien, Landskrona Photo Festival, Kranj Photo Festival.

More information there.

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