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Brendan Hoffman • Photographer Profile

Brendan Hoffman is a documentary photographer based in Kiev, Ukraine, where his work reflects his interest in themes of nationalism, identity, history, and politics. His recent focus has been on Ukraine and the war in the country’s east, which he has covered for The New York Times, Newsweek, Getty Images, and others. Before that he documented the 2013-14 Maidan protests in Kiev. His book-length project “The Beating of the Heart” is an exploration of contemporary middle class America in the context of free trade, the decline of blue-collar jobs, and economic and political polarization through the lens of a small town in Iowa. From 2007 to 2013, he was based in Washington, DC, and frequently worked on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Brendan’s work has been recognized by Sony, the Alexia Foundation, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, American Photography 29, the White House News Photographers Association, and other organizations. He has worked in a variety of countries for both editorial and NGO clients, and is a co-founder of Prime.

 

 

Brendan Hoffman

Kyiv, Ukraine  • +380 (50) 700-6256 • brendan@primecollective.com

 

 

About

Brendan Hoffman (b. 1980, Albany, NY, USA) is a documentary photographer based in Kyiv, Ukraine, where his work reflects his interest in themes of nationalism, identity, history, politics, and the environment. His recent focus has been on Ukraine, beginning with the 2013-14 Maidan protests in Kyiv, and continuing with extensive work covering the war in eastern Ukraine. He has been selected as a 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine. In 2017 he was named a Reporting Fellow by the South Asian Journalists Association to begin a new project exploring the challenges faced by India and Pakistan in sharing water resources in the Indus River basin in the face of climate change and population growth. Brendan has also documented his native United States with his ongoing project “The Beating of the Heart,” an exploration of contemporary Middle America in the context of free trade, the decline of blue-collar jobs, and economic and political polarization through the lens of a small town in Iowa; he developed a new chapter of this work in the autumn of 2017 as an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. From 2007 to 2013, he was based in Washington, DC, and frequently covered Capitol Hill and the White House. Brendan has worked on assignment for The New York Times, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Getty Images, The Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today; he has received grants from TheDocumentaryProjectFund, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, the Alexia Foundation, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, American Photography 29, and the White House News Photographers Association. He has worked in a variety of countries for both editorial and NGO clients, and is a co-founder of the photography collective Prime.

 

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