Iva Sidash (1995 ) – documentary photographer from Lviv, Ukraine. A member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. Finalist of the International Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2021.
 In 2021 she was working in The Ukrainians Media as a photojournalist. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, she began documenting the war, focusing on civilians in front-line cities and villages. In June 2022, Sidash won the Open Call for the International Center of Photography Masterclass, she was subsequently awarded a scholarship to study Visual Storytelling in Turin, Italy, where her work was awarded a grant for top 3 best projects. 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, Ukraine, which was published in The Financial Times. In March 2023, Sidash’s ongoing documentation of the war in Ukraine was recognized with an award from Polish-German Cooperation. In June 2023, she received a grant from UNESCO's Heritage Emergency Fund to document Ukrainian cultural heritage impacted by the war in Kharkiv. In April 2023, she received the Director’s Grant from the International Center of Photography for 1-year-program Documentary Practices and Visual Journalism in New York. 
Her work has been published in INSIDER, The Financial Times, Der Spiegel, The Fisheye Magazine, Nowhere Diary, The Ukrainians, Bird in Flight, and more. Her images have been exhibited in group exhibitions in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Poland, and Ukraine. In September 2023, she held her first solo exhibition “The Wall: Witness to the War in Ukraine” in Roberta’s Art Gallery in Wisconsin, USA. Sidash is currently based in New York. 
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
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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