Carpathian shepherds

This is a story about shepherds, Hutsuls, living in the Ukrainian Carpathians, their everyday’s life, household and seasonal work in the Carpathian meadows, called polonynas. They ride herds high in the mountains producing cottage and brinsen cheese, just like their ancestors did hundreds and hundreds years ago.

 

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Freelance Photographer.Born 1980, in Lviv, Ukraine.Works with Agence France-Presse and also with many Ukrainian  and international editions and agencies.
Privately works on personal documentary and art photographic projects.
His more imported projects is:
Slavik’s Fashion ”, 2011-2013.
Slavik Super Star ”, 2013-2014.
Carpathian shepherds ” , 2006-2011.
Benches ”, 2004-2012.
His dreams ”, 2004-2012.
And project of collages “Saint Franklin ”, 2015.
Since 2003 documented daily life the city of Lviv.

His work has been exhibited in many Personal Exhibitions and Festivals, and has won many awards.
Works are in private collections.
Yurko’s works has been published in the New York Times, Telegraph, Die Weltwoche‎, Mirror, La Repubblica,
Metronews, Publimetro, De Standaard, Gazeta PL, Esquire Ukraine, L’Hebdo, Los Angeles Times,
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Feature Shoot, and many others.

Lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine.