Available in: Kyiv, Ukraine
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Health, Environment, History, Documentary, News, Domestic, Foreign, Portraiture, Humanitarian, Human Rights, Artist
Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Print Making, Curating, Copywriting, Exhibition Design, Photojournalism, Film Photography
Africa Asia Europe Middle East USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Ukrainian
Years of experience: 6 to 10
HEFAT certification? yes
Christopher Occhicone is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine for the last 14 plus years. He covers general and breaking news, as well as the war in Ukraine. For more than four years, he has been working on an ongoing long term project about the effects of the leftover Soviet interntat (orphanage) system in Ukraine.
A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, Chris is represented by Redux Picture Agency, and a member of the Visura Guild.
His work has appeared in the NY Times, Time Magazine. Washington Post, Wall Street Journal,, Time Magazine's Lightbox, The Washington Post's In Sight Column, ABC News, Al-Jazeera, National Geographic's Proof Blog, Burn Magazine, LensCulture and featured in the HBO documentary Jim: The James Foley Story.
Chris earned a bachelor degree in History from Fordham University in New York, and Masters in Public Health at Harvard University. He participated in the Missouri University Workshop, and the Eddie Adams Workshop—and obtained a Conflict Resolution Certificate at Seton Hall University. Previously, he taught in Poland and Italy.
His project Fringe
was a finalist for the 2014 LensCulture Magazine Visual Story Telling Award
and was screened at the Visa Pour L'image photojournalism festival. The project was also featured in the 2015 alumni show at the International Center of Photography, which I co-curated.
Position Santa was a finalist for the 2017 LensCulture Magazine Exposure Award.
Recipient of the George and Joyce Moss scholarship for documentary photography
"Fringe" project screened at Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival
Participated in the 27th Annual Eddie Adams Workshop
Awarded Time Magazine Award at Eddie Adams Workshop
Finalist in the 2014 LensCulture Visual Storyteller Awards
Participated in the 2015 Missouri photojournalist workshop
Finalist in the 2017 LensCulture Exposre Awards
Samples of Publications:
Washington Post In Sight - Front Lines of Ukraine War
ABC NEWS - Life on The Frontline - Avdiivka, Ukraine
Time Magazine - Lightbox: On the Fringe of Society with Christopher Occhicone
Inside Libya's al-Jawiya Prison - Al- Jazeera
Burn Magazine - Uman
National Geographic: Proof Picture Stories - 10 Powerful Portraits from Small Town Missouri
Shift, Volume 9, edited by Alison Morley, International Center of Photography, NY - June 2014
12, New York Edited photobook, edited by Nadja Masri; Ostkreuzschule fur Fotografie, Berlin