Dima Gavrysh received his Master of Fine Arts degree with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.He obtained his first degree in Kiev, Ukraine in 2000 as a Director of Photography in Motion Picture Imaging.
For the past 12 years Gavrysh has worked as a documentary photographer with major publications and news agencies such as Associated Press, Bloomberg News and Agence France-Presse. He has also worked on multiple projects around the globe, including collaborations with Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Population Fund and numerous recent embeds with the US Army in Afghanistan. His work has appeared in a variety of international publications, including New York Times, Stern, Paris Match and Time.
Over the past two years Dima has been exploring the American war in Afghanistan through video installation, photography, appropriated imagery and data visualization.
Douglas R. Nickel specializes in the history of photography and modern art. Formerly the director of the Center for Creative Photography and associate professor of art history at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he is currently Professor for the History of Photography at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.