SDN Reviews: Panel-2023

SDN Reviews

Virtual Panel 
April 1, Immediately following SDN Reviews
Panel: 5:15–6:30 pm ET
Reviewers Choice Award Presentation: 6:30–6:45 pm ET

Photographing Ukraine
In partnership with Frank Meo Projections

Evgeniy Maloletka
An apartment building explodes after a Russian army tank fires on it in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 11, 2022.  © 2022 AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

More than a year after Russia launched its illegal and deadly assault against the sovereign nation of Ukraine, the world remains transfixed by images of this horrific war. This is the largest conventional military attack in Europe since WW2 and has resulted in millions of refugees and displaced persons fleeing for safety. While some technology of this war harkens back to an earlier time, the technology of documenting and reporting on the conflict is light years ahead. We now see live reporting directly from scenes of Russian bombing. Soldiers Facetime with their loved ones from the trenches and broadcast photos across global social media platforms. Reporters are instantly connected to their editors thousands of miles away, bringing the reality of this war into our homes faster and sharper than with any previous conflict.

But what is the impact of this remarkable advancement in technology on the conduct and outcome of this war? How is photographing this war different from other wars? What conditions do photographers endure to inform us with this breakneck speed of communications? And how does it change the lives for millions who are suffering?

These are just some of the questions we will look at during this panel. Lauren Walsh, NYU professor and author of Conversations on Conflict Photography, will lead this discussion with three photojournalists who are among the many bringing us extraordinary images of this senseless carnage.


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Registration not required for reviewees and reviewers of the SDN Portfolio Reviews



Lauren Walsh 
Lauren WalshLauren Walsh is a professor at New York University and Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab. She is the author of Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019) and Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter (2022), co-author of Shadow of Memory (2021) on the Bosnian War, and editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017). She is a leading expert on the visual coverage of conflict and crisis. She is also the lead educator for new curricula on media and visual literacy, as part of the Content Authenticity Initiative.




Svet Jacqueline

Svet JacquelineSvet Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Science in Photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. During the global pandemic, she began documenting the Black Lives Matter movement and published her first book, 100 Days of Protest. In 2021, she split her time between Los Angeles, Mexico, and Texas documenting migration at the border and the cycle of poverty on Skid Row where her work won first place in the International Photography Awards and NPPA Best of Photojournalism. When Russia invaded Ukraine, she began focusing on visual stories around childhood trauma in conflict zones. She is a photo essayist in the book, Relentless Courage: Ukraine And The World At War and was a panelist on “Urgency: Ukraine” at The Bronx Documentary Center. All About Photo named her one of the best modern photographers in their September issue and CNN featured her as one of 12 women and nonbinary photographers capturing 2022. She has participated in the “Eddie Adams Workshop,” and the “Missouri Photo Workshop” and received The Yunghi Grant for her ongoing work, “Too Young To Fight.” She is a member of Women Photojournalists of Washington, The National Press Photographers Association, and is currently represented by ZUMA Press.


Evgeniy Maloletka 
Evgeniy MaloletkaEvgeniy Maloletka is a Ukrainian conflict photographer, journalist and filmmaker, who has been covering the war in Ukraine since 2014. He has also covered the Euromaidan Revolution, the protests in Belarus, the Nagorno-Karabakh war and the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine. Evgeniy Maloletka was born in Berdyansk, Ukraine. He graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 2010. In 2009, he started working as a staff photographer for Ukrainian media. Later, he worked as a freelancer and collaborated with the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel and others. In February and March 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Associated Press photographers Mstyslav Chernov and Maloletka stayed in Mariupol, which was encircled by Russian troops and extensively bombed. Maloletka was among the few international journalists in Mariupol during that period, and his photographs were extensively used by Western media to cover the situation. In 2022 his work during the siege of Mariupol has been recognized with the Knight International Journalism Award, the Visa d’or News Award and the Prix Bayeux Calvados-Normandie. He has also received awards from Italy, Germany, Norway and United States. Maloletka writes, “For me as a Ukrainian it is important to show the world what is really happening on the ground. We report what we see: the truth and facts, and portray the persistence and courage of ordinary Ukrainians.”


Nicole Tung

Nicole TungNicole Tung is a freelance photojournalist. She graduated from New York University, majoring in history and journalism, and freelances for international publications and NGOs, working primarily in the Middle East and Asia. After covering the conflicts in Libya and Syria from 2011, she spent 2014 documenting the lives of Native American war veterans in the US, as well as former child soldiers in the DR Congo, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the refugee crisis in Europe. She is also a grantee of the IWMF Grant for Women’s Stories, and a fellow of the IWMF Great Lakes Reporting Initiative (D.R. Congo, Central African Republic). Nicole has received multiple awards for her work from the International Photo Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, PX3, and was named PDN's 30 Under 30 Emerging Photographers (2013), among others. Nicole was awarded the 2018 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online News Association. Her work has been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, Visa Pour l'Image, and most recently at the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy award for war correspondents in France (2019). Nicole has also given keynote speeches and contributed to panels on photojournalism and journalist safety, at events including the International Journalism Festival (Perugia, 2019), TEDx in Sweden, the Adobe Make It Conference in Sydney, and Creative Mornings at the National Geographic Auditorium in Washington D.C., among others. She served on the board of the Frontline Freelance Register (2015) and is has undergone HEFAT training with Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) and Global Journalist Security. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.


Registration not required for reviewees and reviewers of the SDN Portfolio Reviews
Free for the general public but registration is required.