Iva Sidash (1995, she/her) is an independent photographer based in Lviv and Kharkiv, Ukraine.
A member of  the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers and  the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine.
Iva has completed Hostile Environment First Aid Training (HEFAT).
In 2024 Iva graduated from a 1 year full time program Documentary Practices and Visual Journalism at the International Center of Photography in New York. 
In 2018 Iva got an MA degree in Project Management in Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Following the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she has been documenting the war all over Ukraine. In June 2022, Sidash won the Open Call for the International Center of Photography Masterclass and got a scholarship to study Visual Storytelling in Turin, Italy. That December she received a grant from Ukrainian Warchive enabling her to complete “Holding Hope,” a project about memories of survivors of the Russian occupation filmed in the regions of de-occupied Kharkiv and Donetsk. In March 2023, Sidash’s ongoing documentation of the war in Ukraine was recognized with an award from Polish-German Cooperation. In April 2023, she received a scholarship from the International Center of Photography for a full time  program Documentary Practices and Visual Journalism in New York. 
Work has been published in INSIDER, The Financial Times, The Fisheye Magazine, Der Spiegel, Forbes and more.
Her images have been part of group exhibitions in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Poland, and Ukraine. 
She held 2 solo exhibitions “The Wall: Witness to the War in Ukraine” in Wisconsin, USA in October 2023 and in San Diego, USA in April 2024.

Awards
Finalist of the International Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2021 
Scholarship for ICP/CAMERA Masterclass, Italy 2022
Top 3 best projects completed at ICP/CAMERA Masterclass, Italy 2022
Director’s grant  for the full-time program at ICP "Documentary Practises and Visual Journalism", New York, USA, 2023 
Member of Exhibitions
2024 April – Solo exhibition "The Wall: Witness to the War in Ukraine", Luxe Gallery, San Diego, USA
2023 September – Solo exhibition "The Wall: Witness to the War in Ukraine", Roberta's Art Gallery, Whitewater, USA
2023 September – group exhibition "Side By Side", Curzon Soho, London, UK
2023 March – Group exhibition “Ukraine”, Hémisphères Paris Paris, France
2023 March – Group exhibition “Nostalgia De Una Rutina Interrumpida”, Taller 131 Barcelona, Spain
2023 February  – Group exhibition “Invasion”, Centrum för fotografi: CFF - Stockholm, Sweden
2023 January –Group exhibition “Alarming Beauty”, Fisheye Gallery, Paris, France
2022, 2023 – Group exhibition “Ukraine. Resilience", Zimmer 48, Berlin, Germany
2022 – Group exhibition “Ukraine: Portraits Of Courage”, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, United States
2022 – Group exhibition "Flash. Ukrainian photography today", The International Convention Center "Ukrainian House", Kyiv, Ukraine
2022 – Group exhibition “Chorna Rillya Izorana”, Lviv Historical Museum, Lviv, Ukraine
2021 – Group exhibition “Street Dialogues 2.0”, Lviv Municipal Art Center, Lviv Ukraine
2021 – Group exhibition “Street dialogues”, Odesa Photo Days Festival, Odesa, Ukraine 
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