A portrait of a Ukrainian girl at Paszkowka Palace on May 13, 2022. The hotel was converted into refugee housing outside of Krakow, Poland. She and her family have been living there since fleeing their home in Eastern Ukraine earlier that month..

Svet Jacqueline

svetjacqueline@gmail.com United States

Geographic Areas of Focus

USA, Mexico, Ukraine


Svet Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Science in Photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. For several years she did commercial work, freelancing for Sony Records and managing studios in Los Angeles, California. 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.

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